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US Health Officials: Zika Funding Delay Hurt Effort to Fight Virus

Top U.S. health officials said on Monday the long delay in getting Congress to approve funding to fight the Zika virus came at a heavy cost in dealing with what they called a serious public health threat. They said the $1.1 billion in newly approved funding for Zika would be used to expand mosquito control programs, accelerate vaccine development, and begin important studies of its effect on babies and children born to mothers infected during pregnancy. President Barack Obama in...

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