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Trainee easyJet pilot Oriana Pepper dies after being bit on the face by a mosquito in Antwerp

TheGridNet World Grid Map World Grid Map Signin Main Home Directories Weather Information Travel Map Logout LIVE All Live Streams Directory Directory All News Weather Trainee easyJet pilot Oriana Pepper dies after being bit on the face by a mosquito in Antwerp HomeNewsTrainee easyJet pilot Oriana Pepper dies after being bit on the face by a mosquito in Antwerp Trainee easyJet pilot Oriana Pepper dies after being bit on the face by a mosquito in Antwerp Miss Pepper was driven back to the hospital two days later by her boyfriend James Hall after she collapsed. Suffolk's senior coroner Nigel Parsley, recording a narrative conclusion, said Miss Pepper died 'as a result of a serious infection caused by an insect bite to the forehead'. Her medical cause of death was recorded as septic emboli in the brain, which are obstructions of blood vessels, with an infection by bacteria called staphylococcus aureus and an insect bite to the forehead also contributing. But subsequently Miss Pepper had a reaction to a bite, and attended A&E on July 7 after her swelling 'significantly worsened', Mr Hall said. On July 9 she collapsed, 'was delirious and had difficulty talking' so Mr Hall drove her back to A&E. Miss Pepper, who had a twin brother Oscar and older brother Oliver, died with her parents by her bedside. Her mother said after the inquest that in memory of Miss Pepper, they had 'set up a small scholarship to encourage other women pilots' to enter the profession, working with the British Women Pilots' Association.

Woman known as iconic 'Afghan Girl' granted refugee status in Italy
Woman known as iconic 'Afghan Girl' granted refugee status in Italy

Sharbat Gula, the "Afghan Girl" made famous after featuring on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985, has been granted refugee status by Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, according to an Italian government press office statement.