Posted by Maureen MINCHIN on 24 October 2011
I've been trying to get data on infant deaths due to contaminated infant formula and while these are documented in Israel, France and the US, there seem to be no reported cases in other countries where the same brands of (inevitably unsterile) powder are sold, although rates of contamination with infective agents are high in any study done. What protocol exists to eliminate formula as the source in all cases of meningitis or sepsis in infancy? Is it always sampled and cultured and typed? This is something that if you don't look, you won't find.