The complexities of funding the fight against the Zika virus

Oct 27, 2016
Congress took eight months to approve allocating $1.1 billion to help fight the outbreak.
Nelson Tejeda, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, inspects an area in an attempt to find and kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus in Miami, Florida. 

 
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Could we have prevented Zika?

Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Peter Daszak has some ideas on how we can prevent pandemics and save money doing it.
Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Obama administration scrounges for Zika funding

Aug 12, 2016
But how long will it last?
Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 1.
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Golf returns to Olympics, but some big name golfers dropping out

Aug 2, 2016
Golfers cite Zika for not going to Rio, but money and prestige are also at play
Sophomore Arizona State University golfer Jino Sohn practices for his upcoming season. Growing up he dreamed about winning major championships, but never thought he could aspire to golf in the Olympics.
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The CDC has issued a travel warning for Miami-area neighborhood

Aug 2, 2016
There have been 14 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Florida
Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida. There is a reported 14 individuals who have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?

Jul 13, 2016
Just weeks away from the games, the government is facing a laundry list of issues.
Brazilian marines stand guard at the Maua square in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 9, 2016, ahead of the Rio Olympic Games. 
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Zika is moving fast. But Congress? Not so much.

Jul 5, 2016
How funding to fight Zika got tangled in the debate over contraception and Planned Parenthood
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Puerto Rico's debt could hurt a response to Zika

May 9, 2016
Stopping the spread of the virus requires funding — something the debt-ridden territory has trouble providing.
In the U.S., health departments are preparing to contain the spread of Zika virus with a response that includes educational materials like the pictured literature. But U.S. territory Puerto Rico is struggling with its own preparations, given its massive debt.
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Zika mosquitoes were under control ... until they weren't

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Feb 24, 2016
Eradication efforts have come and gone, and so has success
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab in Colombia. 
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WHO's fight against Zika highlights funding issues

Feb 24, 2016
The organization's ability to tackle disease globally is hampered by under-funding.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan attends a press conference on Zika virus outbreak on March 22, 2016 at the health organization headquarters in Geneva. 
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