CDC Doles Out $720K To California To Track, Treat Zika-Linked Microcephaly
Federal health officials warn that the fund to battle the virus is rapidly depleting.
California Gets U.S. Funds To Track, Treat Babies Affected By Zika
California will receive federal help this week to help identify and treat babies born with microcephaly, the devastating neurological defect caused by the Zika virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give the state $720,000 to gather more information about microcephaly, refer more infants and families to health and social resources, and track outcomes down the line for infants born to Zika-infected mothers. In total, 40 states and U.S. territories will receive federal Zika grants in this round of between $200,000 and $720,000. (Caiola, 8/2)
The Associated Press:
U.S. Officials Provide Stopgap Zika Funds, Congress Urged To Act
Federal health officials, scrambling to fund efforts to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, said on Tuesday they have provided more stopgap money to various locales while calls grew for Congress to cut short its recess and act. Concern is mounting about the threat posed by the mosquito-borne virus after authorities in Florida last week reported the first signs of local transmission of Zika in the continental United States. (Grover and Clarke, 8/2)