Congress Is Told U.S. Needs More Money to Fight Zika

April 11, 2016 11:59 PM

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Congress Is Told U.S. Needs More Money to Fight Zika

WASHINGTON — Two senior Obama administration officials said on Monday that the government did not have enough money to effectively combat and treat the Zika virus, which they called a more profound threat to the United States than experts once believed.

The mosquito-borne virus has been spreading widely in the Americas since late last year and has begun to touch the United States through travelers returning from affected areas. As public health officials discover alarming new aspects of the virus, they are intensifying pressure on Congress to provi...

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