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With some multidrug-resistant bacteria, having infectious disease consults cut death rates 52% to 59%.
In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.
The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."
Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.
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