Cot mattresses as reservoirs of potentially harmful bacteria and the sudden infant death syndrome

Date

2004-09-01

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1574-695X

Volume Title

Publisher

Blackwells

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Abstract

Description

The paper provides a mechanistic explanation for mattress related risk factors for cot death and, establishes a link between the common bacterial toxins hypothesis for SIDS and such factors. The findings gained worldwide recognition following publication of an article in New Scientist

Keywords

RAE 2008, UoA 12 Allied Health Professions and Studies

Citation

Jenkins, R. O.; Sherburn, R. E. (2004) Cot mattresses as reservoirs of potentially harmful bacteria and the sudden infant death syndrome. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 42 (1), pp. 76-84.

Rights

Research Institute

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research