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CDC Makes Supplemental Zika Funding Available to State, Local Public Health

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious DiseasesApproximately $70 million in supplemental funding to fight Zika virus has now been made available to states, cities, and territories.

The funding, distributed through Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Cooperative Agreement, will further support activities to protect the health of Americans, especially pregnant women, including epidemiologic surveillance and investigation, improving mosquito control and monitoring, and strengthening laboratory capacity.

Funding also will support participation in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry to monitor pregnant women with Zika and their infants.

The distribution of funds will be determined based on factors such as Zika disease burden, current laboratory and mosquito surveillance and control capacity, the presence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and local Zika virus transmission.

Further details are available at CDC’s ELC Cooperative Agreement website. The deadline for applications is November 20, 2016.

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