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Five-month-old died from dehydration and fever

Larnaca general hospital

A five-month-old baby taken to first aid at Larnaca general hospital on Friday night died from dehydration and a high temperature, an autopsy showed on Sunday.

After the procedure at Larnaca hospital, state pathologist Eleni Antoniou ruled that the baby died from “dehydration due to gastroenteritis and fever”. She also sent tissue samples for histopathological tests.

According to the police, the baby first presented a fever on Thursday and was taken to a private paediatrician who prescribed drugs to bring the temperature down.

After seeing no improvement on Friday the parents contacted the same doctor who told them to continue using the same medicine.

By 9pm on Friday night the fever had gone higher and the parents took the child to another paediatrician who said the baby was unconscious. The doctor tried to resuscitate him but to no avail.

The parents rushed the child to hospital where doctors said he was dead on arrival.

The baby was the couple’s first child.

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