Underlying Strep Cause of Cheerleader’s Death

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The family of a cheerleader who collapsed and died during a competition in February has revealed the cause of their daughter’s death. 

According to the Cincinnati Fox affiliate, Lilliana Schalck had underlying strep. The family didn’t know about the condition and the last time Schalck had strep was four to six years ago.

The family released a statement, which reads in part: “Apparently an underlying strep infection overwhelmed her immune system with little or no warning, and (resulted in) catastrophic results.”

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