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By Kristina Adams Waldorf, Michael Gale Jr., and Lakshmi Rajagopal

Eight months after President Barack Obama requested emergency funding to support the US response to the Zika virus outbreak, Congress finally passed a $1.1 billion funding package. The funding, though welcome, is only about half of what the nation’s top health experts believe is needed to combat this new global health emergency.

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Authors of this story are faculty at UW School of Medicine and UW Department of Global Health.

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