The Fight Against the Zika Virus Gets Shocking Assessment From the Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Thomas Frieden warns that Congress needs to act now on Zika funding.
2:04 | 09/11/16

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The fight against cica is getting a start and shocking assessment from the head of the Centers for Disease Control the CDC doctor Thomas Frieden. He's telling congress that if they do not act now on seek a funding. The consequences will be financially felt for decades and ABC's either pilgrim is here. With the story even good morning and boarding call the fighting is seeking is running up against a major wall this morning the director of the CDC making a public plea for help. Predicting. Dire consequences. If nothing sat. The battle to Loretta Cain he killed wages in South Florida. Taking to the sky this morning admits concerns the money needed to fund more missions like this. Is drying up by the end of this month we will be out of money to respond effectively. At the same time congress looks to end the gridlock over a Zeke a funding bill that may get another vote this week this is obviously an issue we're gonna have to resolve this month. Right now there are 56 locally tree is vacations that Zeke in South Florida 84 pregnant women have been infected and despite all the spraying the city announcing a fourth mosquito pool tested positive for infected mosquitoes in Miami beat. It's in the coming weeks and months we will see you. Unfortunately and tragically many more babies born in Puerto Rico and in the continental US with Microsoft Lee and other birth defects. Those who live in Miami Beach concerned this board eight those numbers could grow if the fight has to be scaled back. Due to a lack of funding I have this spring have done so Greek banks he looks like a glazed doughnut by the patent it's on what's been a morning. The spring and I believe if we don't already heated now when is it gonna stop. How many more unborn children are going to be affected. Health officials telling us it can cost over ten million dollars to take care of a child born with Mike respectfully over their lifetime. They're still trying to figure out what happens to babies who are exposed says he can in the room but no question these are decisions that half the potential to impact us. For decades to count and so many families as well unit thank you appreciated.

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