November 20, 2017

Third Infant Tests Positive for Illness Linked to Formula

A third newborn in the United States has tested positive for Cronobacter, a bacteria that has sometimes been linked to rare illnesses in newborns and has been found in milk-based powdered baby formula, Barbara Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

The third case of Cronobacter in recent weeks, a baby in Missouri has already died.

Despite the links to formula, health authorities are running tests on popular brands, and companies like Mead Johnson (which makes Enfamil)  are assuring the public their products are safe. Read more

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