Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – Anne Arundel County, Maryland

The following Alert was sent to Healthcare Providers in Anne Arundel County from Anne Arundel County Health Department. Please read and heed! The Anne Arundel County Department of Health would like to alert ​health care providers ​about a recent increase in infant deaths due to accidental suffocation. Since January 2016, there have been four Anne Arundel County infant deaths identified as probable suffocation.  All were related to unsafe sleeping practices, including infants sharing a bed and sleeping under piles of blankets. During the 2015 calendar year, the county had two cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); there were three SIDS cases in 2014.  In those years, the deaths were also ​related​ to accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed. ​Please inform […]