The rising cases of infant death within the 3 Washington counties, Yakima, Benton and Franklin in Washington has puzzled health and disease authorities since the primary cause for the spike in deaths is the rare infant defect anencephaly. This is a rare defect in the development of the child’s neural tube that causes parts of the brain and the skull to not develop.
This was first reported by Nurse, Sara Baron nearly three years ago, and the situation has since slowly progressed. Statistics show that the national average should be around 2 defects per 10,000 live births; the stats now say that this has done beyond with 5 times that number.
No answers have yet been found since most experts could not find a common reason as to why this has occurred. Though experts are working hard, the progress has been slow with no explanations or conclusions at hand. Stay tuned for more of this story here.