The forgotten disease
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Lemierre's Syndrome: The 'forgotten disease' that killed student

Victoria Hills had only been at Bournemouth University a few months when she became ill.

Over the course of a week her condition worsened - but nobody knew she had contracted Lemierre's Syndrome, which would eventually kill her.

Her mum Tracey, from Chichester, is now on a mission to raise awareness of the rare bacterial infection - also known as the "forgotten disease".

She says her world was "completely ripped apart" when Victoria, 20, died.

Video Journalists: Charlotte Foot & Emily Ford

  • 02 Oct 2018