2nd Infection Reported in Infant Formula Probe

By: From CBS News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From CBS News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities investigating a possible link between the death of a Missouri newborn and the formula powder he was fed say another baby in the state may have contracted a rare bacterial infection after consuming prepared formula.

Ten-day-old Avery Cornett died Sunday after he was fed Enfamil Newborn powder bought at a Walmart in the southern Missouri town of Lebanon.

Wal-Mart subsequently pulled a batch of the infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores. The government has not requested a voluntary recall, and WalMart says tests done on that particular shipment of formula came up negative for the bacteria.

The Missouri Department of Health said in a statement released Monday that preliminary tests indicate another infant was infected with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria within the past month, but recovered.

The department did not identify the brand of formula consumed by the baby who survived the infection.


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