Infectious diseases: preventable causes of infant mortality.

  title={Infectious diseases: preventable causes of infant mortality.},
  author={Janine M. Jason and William Robert Jarvis},
  volume={80 3},
After almost a century of improvement, the rate of decrease in US infant mortality rates began to level off during the period of 1982 to 1984. Rates actually increased in some states. Because much of the decline in infant mortality in this century can be attributed to advances in infectious disease treatment and prevention programs, we evaluated the current impact of infectious diseases on infant mortality. The National Center for Health Statistics mortality data for 1980 contains information… CONTINUE READING

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