The federal government gave states new funding to help prepare for the Zika virus, as Congress moves on approving new funding for the battle.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the funds will come from other programs to address the virus, with officials increasingly worried that limited outbreaks of the virus will occur with mosquito season.
The CDC announced new funding of $25 million from preparedness funding to give to 53 states, cities and U.S. territories at risk for Zika transmission. Regions will get funds based on the location of the two types of mosquitoes that primarily spread Zika through biting people: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
"State, local and territorial health officials can use the funds to rapidly identify and investigate a possible outbreak of Zika virus disease in their communities," the CDC said.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com