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NEW YORK (360Dx) – When the Zika outbreak began spreading in the US in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did something it had not done before – it enlisted commercial reference labs to assist with diagnosis of the disease.

The lessons learned from that partnership are now being studied through the development of a memorandum of understanding that will seek to codify processes to improve communication and coordination in future infectious disease outbreak events, according to the CDC.

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