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Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Zika Virus and Emerging Health Threats

While work on a Zika vaccine is under way, the disease continues to rapidly spread across South America.

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    The director of the Centers for Disease Control will testify before a senate committee Thursday morning to discuss the threat of the Zika virus.

    CDC director Tom Frieden along with Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will appear before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services.

    Senators will discuss President Obama's request for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika as well as the emerging health threat of the virus.

    While work on a Zika vaccine is under way, the disease continues to rapidly spread across South America, prompting many in the U.S. to worry about the potential for travelers to bring Zika to the United States.