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In Blog Post, CDC Director Lauds Private Sector’s Response To Zika, Urges Congress To Act Quickly

White House Blog: The Private Sector Is Stepping Up to Combat the Zika Virus — Congress Should Too
Writing that the Zika virus outbreak “poses a serious threat to pregnant women,” CDC Director Tom Frieden adds, “Make no mistake: The Zika virus is an emergency that we need to address. It will take all of us — leaders in both the public and private sectors — to ensure we mount a robust and comprehensive response in the United States.” He concludes, “Leaders in the private sector are not standing by. They’re doing what they can to provide a life raft to those who are most at risk. My hope is that Congress will do the same — and soon. When it comes to fighting an epidemic, every day counts” (6/6).

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