How many times do you need to be reminded of a dead baby? It’s not the last time you’ll hear it in 2017
By Jessica KourkounisCNN contributorMarch 15, 2017 2:30PM ESTIn the final week of the year, people are still looking for answers as to why they’ve seen a surge in dead babies across the country.
The CDC is still trying to answer those questions, but in a report released Wednesday, researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Berkeley said that a baby’s death is a “potentially preventable” event.
The researchers wrote that their analysis shows that “while the majority of infants who die from maternal infection were born prematurely, infants whose mothers had previously been infected were more likely to die from the maternal infection.
These findings suggest that maternal infection is associated with an increased risk of mortality.””
The finding that maternal infections may increase the risk of maternal mortality in young infants suggests that maternal transmission of the infection may occur in the context of increased risk for mortality,” the report said.”
It is also important to consider the effect of maternal infection on the newborns who become infected during pregnancy, and that in turn could influence the outcome of that pregnancy,” the researchers added.
According to the CDC, about 1.2 million babies die from a mother’s illness each year, and more than 200,000 die from other causes.
The study found that the most common cause of death for infants born prematurely was pneumonia, followed by respiratory and circulatory disease.
The authors found that infants whose moms were infected with a different pathogen, called a coronavirus, had a higher mortality rate, but also that the number of infants with pneumonia and respiratory disease deaths declined after the coronaviruses were removed.
The data also showed that the incidence of death from other infections declined as well.
The number of deaths from other infectious diseases and causes decreased in 2016, according to the researchers.
In the report, they said the number and type of infections that could cause a death increased dramatically after the emergence of coronaviral coronavieres in the mid-1990s.
The rate of coronavia virus deaths increased from 1.7 deaths per 100,000 live births in the early 1990s to 3.3 deaths per 1,000 infants in 2016.
The rate of infant mortality also increased significantly, with an increase in the incidence rate of infants dying from respiratory and cardiac diseases and an increase of the incidence from other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
The analysis also found that maternal illness in the first few weeks of pregnancy and birth increased the risk for a premature death in the newborn, but not for the infant.
The investigators wrote that the association between maternal illness and death is likely due to the increased risk that newborns will be born with an infectious disease.
In other words, an infant with pneumonia will be less likely to survive in the womb if its mother is ill, and therefore the infant is more likely than the other newborns to die in the birth.
“The infant with respiratory and/or circulatory diseases may be less able to survive as it becomes a baby, and hence the infant’s mortality rate will be higher,” the study said.
“The increased risk due to maternal illness is also likely due, in part, to increased morbidity and mortality due to other maternal illnesses in the mother.
The increased risk is likely related to the effect on the infant of maternal illness.”
In the United States, more than 12 million infants are born prematurely each year.
The findings are likely to have a major impact on efforts to prevent and control coronavuses.