Obama Requests $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika Virus

Clark, Charles S.
February 2016
Government Executive;2/8/2016, p1
Trade Publication
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.


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