US Congress Budget Battle over Zika

July 8, 2016

Zika Virus Budget Battle ‘No Way to Fight an Epidemic’ Federal health officials dispensed $25 million Friday to help states worst at risk from the Zika virus defend against its spread, but said they were taking cash from other programs to do it because they cannot get fresh funding from Congress. New funding for […]

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Representative Murphy introduced a bill into congress to provide resources for fighting the spread of Zika

June 22, 2016

U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) introduced the Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (SMASH) Act to provide critical resources to state and local governments to help fight the spread of Zika.  The bill reauthorizes and improves a lapsed 2003 mosquito-control program and provides $130 million each year for mosquito surveillance efforts.  It also […]

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Everything you need to know about Zika

June 17, 2016

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Zika virus is transmitted, describes its symptoms and teaches you how to protect yourself. The video is under 2 minutes long, and has several informative basic suggestions for protecting yourself, plus it elaborates on many of the lesser known concerns and risks relating to Zika. Be informed and […]

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