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Number of baby blood poisoning cases rises to 21

Three more cases of blood poisoning linked to a batch of intravenous liquid given to babies have been identified. Public Health England said yesterday that a batch was "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and the illness of 20 others.

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Baby blood poisoning cases 'rare, but worrying'

A leading expert on premature babies has described the fatal outbreak of blood poisoning in London hospitals as "very worrying".

Dr Colin Michie, a consultant paediatrician, said the fluid, called Total Parenteral Nutrition, was vital in the treatment of premature babies.

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