TITLE

Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika Virus

AUTHOR(S)
Clark, Charles S.
PUB. DATE
February 2016
SOURCE
Government Executive;2/8/2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that U.S. president Barack Obama administration has requested 1.8 billion dollars in emergency funds for several federal agencies to accelerate research into a Zika virus vaccine and educate populations at risk for the disease. It is said that the Zika virus continuing to spread from Latin America and the Caribbean, which prompted the government to make the call. The virus poses a particular threat of birth defects, so pregnant women are focus of programs.
ACCESSION #
112894970

 

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