Exclusive: White House and states to craft Zika attack plan at summit

March 4, 2016 10:07 AM

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Exclusive: White House and states to craft Zika attack plan at summit

WASHINGTON The White House will gather U.S. state and local officials next month to urgently craft a plan to attack the notoriously hard-to-control mosquito that spreads the Zika virus ahead of its peak season.

By June or July, federal health officials expect the continental United States will see its first locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil.

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