Health chief warns Congress: Zika funds quickly running out

August 9, 2016 3:00 PM

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Health chief warns Congress: Zika funds quickly running out

In a letter to congressional Republicans sent Monday, Burwell points to a range of responses that will be impaired if Congress does not provide new funding. The letter comes as Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other over who is to blame for the lack of Zika funding.

Additional funding is also needed to continue tracking infants as part of a study on the health effects of Zika, Burwell writes. She adds that there will also be a “severely limited” capacity to provide additional funds to states for mosquito control, or to place additional clinicians in Puerto Rico...

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