International Business Times Examines Potential Uses Of Zika Funding, Congressional Stances, Actions

International Business Times: Zika Virus In The U.S.: 3 Things To Know Before The Senate Votes On At Least $1B In Emergency Funding To Fight Mosquito-Borne Disease
“…As Congress drags its feet, public health officials have warned they risk being caught flat-footed in their efforts to protect people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, especially women who are pregnant or considering having children and thus face the greatest risk of being affected by the virus. … Will Congress finally grant the emergency funding state and federal officials say is so desperately needed? We can’t predict that, but here’s what you need to know about why that funding matters and how it will be used, why Congress stalled in the first place, and what could happen [this] week…” (Whitman, 5/15).

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