Tag: Zika funding


CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection

December 23, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Nearly $184 million has been earmarked to protect Americans against Zika virus infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The funding will go to states, territories, local governments and universities. It’s part of $350 million awarded […]


Zika Is Spreading in a New Part of Miami

October 14, 2016

Via: Time Health

Zika is locally spreading in a new small area in Miami-Dade County, Fla. officials announced on Thursday. The new area is small — about one square mile. Florida has over 1,000 cases of Zika in the state. Some are travel-associated, […]


Congress approves $1.1 billion in Zika funding as it avoids government shutdown

September 30, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

On Wednesday, Congress approved $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus in a short-term spending bill. In doing so, it’s sidestepped a government shutdown. The House voted 342-85 and the Senate voted 72-26 to pass the legislation, which […]


$81 Million in Zika Funding: Winners and Losers

August 15, 2016

Via: Forbes

With Congress still deadlocked over President Obama’s request of $1.9 billion new funds towards Zika prevention and control, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced plans to shift $81 million from other HHS budgets to […]


HHS reallocates $81M to fund fight against Zika

August 12, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

No longer able to wait for a deadlocked Congress to allocate necessary funds to fight Zika, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell took the matter into her own hands Thursday and announced she will reallocate $81 […]


Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

August 1, 2016

Via: Modern Healthcare

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Friday said that immediate funding is needed for vaccine development and aggressive mosquito control in the U.S. to blunt the effects of the Zika virus. “What could happen is […]