Do you think the Zika Virus is a threat? Support H.R. 5044

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Impact

Impact: 
Who wins if we pass this bill? -The American population -Young families -Healthcare professionals Who loses? -Pregnant women -Babies in poor countries -Population at large This bill empowers Health and Human Services organizations with $1.5 billion dollars and USAID with $376 million dollars to stop the spread of the virus. This bill will benefit those who hope to start a family by ensuring their safety.

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Here is the scoop on this bill: the Zika Virus is a virus transmitted by infected mosquitos that can cause severe neurological birth defects. Education and action to combat the disease is important because the virus itself is relatively mild; however, the disease is most harmful when a woman chooses to have a child. Specifically, this bill will fund monitoring of the disease in the U.S. and its territories and it will fund emergency response teams to respond to the virus. The opposition to this bill does not want to issue a blank check to the Obama Administration to fund the bill. They instead want to use Ebola funds to respond to the crisis and have already given about $589 million dollars in Ebola funds to the Zika virus. This funding is not enough because of the impending summer travel to the Olympics in Brazil and the barely detectable yet dangerous effects of the disease.

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Please comment with your opinion or if you have found other useful information to help shape the debate! Information about the Zika Virus: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/index.html

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Malaria proof mosquito? http://apne.ws/1PIXtHw
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We need the funding and it has to be done right.
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Malaria proof mosquito? http://apne.ws/1PIXtHw