Study: E. Coli, Staph Infections Linked to SIDS

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A baffling phenomenon known as

sudden infant death syndrome

leading causes of death

Now, British researchers say they may have found a contributing factor: bacteria.

They found potentially dangerous bacteria such as

Staphylococcus aureus

E. coli

"This may be another piece to the puzzle," said Marian Willinger, a


U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development