Oakland County Issues Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Guidelines

Oakland County Health Division is highlighting the vital importance of preventing shaken baby syndrome in response to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which summarizes a study of shaken baby injuries and deaths. The report, called Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children < 5 years, United States – 1999-2014, recommends making sure everyone who cares for a child knows it is never acceptable to shake, throw, hit or hurt a child and to be cautious about leaving a baby with someone who is easily irritated, has a temper, or has a history of violence.