Fish smell could have caused boy's fatal allergic reaction
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Medical authorities say the smell of fish cooking in his grandmother's kitchen may have caused an allergic reaction that killed an 11-year-old New Jersey boy.
Officials in New York are investigating the death of Cameron Jean-Pierre in Brooklyn on New Year's Day.
The boy's mother tells ABC News her son suffered from asthma and was allergic to fish, and that the family carried a nebulizer machine to treat attacks.
Jody Pottingr said the family had moved from Brooklyn to Piscataway two years ago, where Cameron was a sixth-grader and honor-roll student at Theodore Schor Middle School.
The boy was visiting relatives Tuesday when he was stricken, apparently after inhaling aromas from a traditional Caribbean fish dish that his grandmother and aunt were cooking.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge doctor creates test that tells you what wine you will...
DOTD to keep all Interstate lanes open during widening project
Teen escapee captured at apartment near LSU campus
Central Intermediate school is getting a new playground
Mayor, DA discuss fewer people being killed in East Baton Rouge Parish...