White House Shifts From Ebola Funds to Fight Zika

April 7, 2016 5:21 AM

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White House Shifts From Ebola Funds to Fight Zika

(NBC NEWS) -- Federal officials say they're taking $500 million aimed at fighting Ebola to use against Zika instead because Congress won't approve new funding.

They said the risk of Zika is too serious to wait for Congress to appropriate the $1.9 billion the Obama administration has asked for, so they are moving $589 from other projects for immediate Zika use. But they said they'd continue urging Congress to OK the full amount.

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