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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.
In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.
The acting CDC director, though, says more cases can be expected yet this season.
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