The complexities of funding the fight against the Zika virus
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The Zika virus spread through Brazil and other parts of South America, now it’s in Puerto Rico and Florida.
Congress took eight months to approve allocating $1.1 billion to help fight the outbreak. The head of the Centers for Disease Control asked for a pot of money to fight health emergencies just as FEMA has for natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But the situation is more complex than it seems.
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