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H.R. 5243 - Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R. 5243 - Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016 - Introduced May 16, 2016

  • Full title: Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes.
  • Sponsor: Harold Rogers

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About the Zika Virus

"Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes)."