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Baltimore health officials respond to infant sleep deaths

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 16:59:44-04

Baltimore health officials are responding to a suspected increase in sleep-related infant deaths.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen will join city health officials on Wednesday to talk about the problem.

They say sleep-related infant deaths are the second-leading cause of infant mortality in the city. It's second to complications related to preterm birth and low birth weight.