Unexplained infant deaths rise for first time in five years

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The rate of unexplained infant deaths has risen for the first time in five years prompting a call for government to develop a national strategy to tackle the issue.

The rate of infant deaths affecting mothers under the age of 20 increased from 0.92 to 1.27 per 1,000 births between 2012 and 2013. Picture: Morguefile
The rate of infant deaths affecting mothers under the age of 20 increased from 0.92 to 1.27 per 1,000 births between 2012 and 2013. Picture: Morguefile

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