SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A third baby has tested positive for the bacteria that claimed the life a 10-day-old boy from Lebanon.
A child from Oklahoma was fed a different brand of formula than the type linked to the death of Avery Cornett of Lebanon.A baby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, tested positive for Cronobacter Sakazakii in early December. The infant was less than a month old. The baby was treated, released, and is doing fine. According to a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Health Department, the baby did not suffer brain damage. The baby was fed a powdered formula, but the formula was NOT Enfamil. The spokesperson did not know which formula the baby had ingested.
Avery was fed Enfamil brand formula manufactured by Mead Johnson. That company says its tests found no signs of bacteria in that batch.
Another infant from Illinois was also sickened by the bacteria, but recovered.
The CDC and FDA are continuing to investigate.