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Zika needs to be taken seriously and acted on now


Zika is not a theoretical threat; it is very real, and scientists are warning that it could have catastrophic impacts right here in the U.S. We’ve already seen 472 cases within our borders and 658 cases reported in U.S. territories. Over 100 of these cases were in pregnant women.

The Administration is seeking more resources to combat Zika on several fronts—$1.9 billion. What we already know about Zika is scary, and the time to act is now. Scientists have made the link from the Zika virus to microcephaly, a devastating birth defect that’s showing up in infants whose moms are infected with Zika. In other countries where Zika has spread widely, severe birth defects are already impactin...

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