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A vaccine against infant sudden death ?

According to microbiologists from the maternity hospital of Adelaide, sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS) could be of bacterial origin. Researchers have detected, in the blood of 94 SIDS baby victims, a toxin –curlin– produced by an intestinal bacteria. This molecule has not been found in healthy infants nor in those who died from other causes. If this link is confirmed, a vaccine could be envisaged.

Source : 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease

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