CDC makes available $70 million in supplemental Zika virus funding


ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced the availability of about $70 million in supplemental funding to states, cities and territories to support continued efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus.

The funding, distributed through CDC's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement, will support activities to protect the health of Americans, especially pregnant women, including surveillance and investigation and improving mosquito control and monitoring. Funding also will support participation in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry to monitor pregnant women with Zika and their infants.  

The distribution of funds will be determined based on factors such as Zika disease burden, current laboratory and mosquito surveillance and control capacity, the presence of the Zika virus vector (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes) and local Zika virus transmission. CDC continues to work with states and territories to provide emergency resources for critical needs while the agency completes the necessary reviews and approvals of all applications.


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