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Baby heart death parents left waiting 14 months for answers

Grieving parents have been left waiting more than 14 months for answers about why their 12-day-old son died.

Elijah was born at Merthyr Tydfil's Prince Charles Hospital on 25 February 2022 and died after being diagnosed with enterovirus and myocarditis.

Joann and Christian Edwards said they were told they would have a report by the end of 2022, but are still waiting.

Joann and Christian, from Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf, said they were told Elijah's myocarditis was a "one off" but subsequently read about 10 babies, including one who died, getting severe enterovirus with myocarditis across south Wales.

Public Health Wales (PHW) said Elijah's death was not being looked into as part of an investigation into this cluster of cases, as the dates were set at June 2022 to April 2023 to coincide with the enterovirus season.

But it said it would look to include Elijah's death as part of a "wider clinical investigation" of the cases.

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Source: BBC News, 15 May 2023


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