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Public Health Follow-up of Suspected Cases of Infant Methemoglobinemia

Infant methemoglobinemia (also known as “blue baby syndrome”) is a blood disorder that impairs the transport of oxygen. The Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH) is working to enhance surveillance of infant methemoglobinemia. This memo provides clarification to the case reporting and investigation guidelines as described below.

Memo Issued By
Official Memo Number
BEOH 2021-01
Memo Issue Date
March 11, 2021
Memo File
Last revised November 28, 2022