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Bacterial infection may boost SIDS risk

HealthDay/Washington Post, June 5, 2008

Common bacterial infections can cause some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, according to the British researchers. According to the American SIDS Institute, the rate of SIDS has dropped dramatically since 1983 because of concerted prevention efforts. Researchers conducted autopsies on 546 infants who had died suddenly between the ages of 7 and 365 days.