Serious About Zika, Obama Seeks $1.8bn To Combat Virus
This article was originally published in Scrip
President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve a $1.8bn emergency funding package to speed vaccine and diagnostic research and development and to carry out other activities aimed at combating the growing threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has invaded much of Latin America and some US territories, including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
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