Much of the $589 million would go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research on the virus and Zika-related birth defects, as well as the creation of response teams to limit its spread.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering
The National Institutes of Health would continue research into a vaccine, while the U.S. Agency for International Development would intensify efforts to fight the virus overseas.2 NYPD Officers Seriously Injured By Fireworks Blast In Queens
Last week, the CDC posted new maps of the estimated range of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and a related cousin, on its website. Instead of just being in the southern part of the country, the maps now show the two mosquitoes reaching as far as New York City and San Francisco.
Researchers fear Zika causes microcephaly, a serious birth defect in which a baby’s head is too small, as well as posing other threats to the children of pregnant women infected with it.MORE NEWS: Nestlé Recalls DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas That Were Mislabeled, May Contain Allergen
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