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SIDS may be caused by bacteria

September 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study out of Australia finds harmful bacteria may be to blame for about one in every ten SIDS deaths.After comparing autopsy results of babies who died of SIDS and those who died of other causes, they found about one in ten of the SIDS victims had bacteria in their systems.

Researchers theorize that babies between 8 and 10 weeks old are most vulnerable to bacteria infections because their immune systems are not fully developed. That's the same period of time during which SIDS usually strikes.


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