Infection blamed in death of Russian model
A Shanghai agency representing a 14-year-old Russian model said that she died from multiple organ failure caused by pyemia, a type of blood poisoning, rather than overwork during her twomonth stay in China.
Vlada Dzuba’s death at Shanghai Ruijin Hospital on Oct 27 had nothing to do with exhaustion or overwork, as suggested by some reports, according to Shanghai Esee Model Management, one of China’s largest modeling agencies.
A medical report provided by the hospital said Dzuba had contracted pyemia, which had damaged multiple organs and resulted in liver dysfunction and kidney problems.
Zhai Xiaowen, director of hematology at Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, said the disease has nothing to do with overwork. “It is caused by severe bacterial infection,” she said.