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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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Three more cases linked to baby blood poisoning

Health officials have identified three further cases of blood poisoning that have been linked to the suspect batch - bringing the total number of cases to 21.

Public Health said that the babies, who became unwell last week or over the weekend, are responding to antibiotic treatment.

The cases were identified after analysis of clinical records of the babies, a spokeswoman said.

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