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Infant Smothering Deaths Spike in Detroit

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Infant Smothering Deaths Spike in Detroit

Children's Health

Infant Smothering Deaths Spike in Detroit

Infant Smothering Deaths Spike in Detroit

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The deaths of five infants — ages 27 days to 3 months — in the Detroit Metropolitan Area this week were linked to unsafe sleeping conditions.

In all, 30 infants have died from smothering this year in Wayne County.

Dr. Carl Schmidt, chief medical examiner for the county, is working to help parents prevent such deaths. Schmidt talks with Michele Norris.

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