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Arizona to get $1.8 million grant from CDC to fight Zika virus

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 18:12:06-04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to give Arizona a $1.8 million grant to fight Zika virus.

The organization will be granting $60 million to cities and states around the country to battle the virus that can cause serious infections and birth defects.

The CDC has already offered $25 million to fight Zika and will reportedly be granting another $10 million in August to help affected families.

Congress has not yet approved a $1.9 billion budget proposed by the Obama Administration to fight Zika.

Funding is expected to go toward vaccines, diagnostics and treatment, as well as mosquito control.