A baby born two days ago in good condition and at term at Emek Medical Center in
Afula was found dead in its infant bed early on Wednesday, the hospital
He had been fed by his mother and then returned to the neonatal
About 90 minutes later, staff members found that he was not
breathing and had no pulse.
The team immediately carried out intensive
resuscitation for a long time, but to no avail. He was declared dead at 7 a.m.
The Clalit Health Services hospital, which expressed management’s great sorrow
over the tragedy, asked the baby’s parents for permission to perform an autopsy,
and they agreed.
The Health Ministry was informed.
unexplained death occurs in 12 to 36 newborns per 100,000 deliveries.
most cases, no cause of death is determined. In a fraction of cases, the death
results from congenital defects or an undetected medical condition.