Fighting over Zika funding continues in Congress

Jun 3, 2016
Congress has to decide how much to spend and on what.
A Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector looks at mosquito larva in a sample taken from a pool of standing water before using a pesticide. The county has been proactive in fighting the Zika virus.
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Zika virus scares off travelers — for now

Apr 20, 2016
People won't stop traveling, 'they'll just go other places.'
People gather on Copacabana beach, a landmark tourist destination in Rio, on February 26, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Zika virus outbreak, which may be linked to a surge in microcephaly cases in the country, is threatening tourism in Brazil which expects to profit from hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors travelling to Rio de Janeiro during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak, centered in Brazil, to be a 'public health emergency of international concern'.
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Zika virus prevention efforts in the U.S. underway

Mar 29, 2016
The president has asked Congress for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding.
Health workers in Brazil fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to organize efforts to combat the virus. 
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Brazil's economy rains on its carnival parades

Feb 5, 2016
Smaller cities are cutting back or canceling their carnival parades because of the cost, during an economic crisis.
Revellers march during pre-Carnival celebrations on January 30, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms. Carnival celebrations are scaled down, but continuing normally as planned.
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