Parents in Otero and Lea Counties are at a high level of alert after reports that two infants contracted e. Sakazakii, a bacteria believed to be connected to the preparation of baby formula. One infant passed away as a result of the illness, while another was hospitalized. Given the recent baby formula deaths in China, it is hard to rule out the two incidents as coincidence. However, hopefully tha tis exactly what it is and not the first signs of a possible New Mexico product liability action.
While the matter is investigated further, doctors are recommending that parents and caregivers ensure that everything is clean during the preparation of formula. This would apply to both the bottles being used as well as the hands of whoever is mixing formula.
Hopefully this issue is resolved immediately without additional victims.