Zika funding compromise in nation’s capitol?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Under pressure to respond, Republicans controlling Congress appear to be giving in to President Obama’s request to fund efforts to prevent a Zika outbreak in the U.S.

The virus, mainly spread by mosquitoes, can cause severe birth defects including abnormally small heads.

Obama sought $1.9 billion. A measure being circulated would provide $1.1 billion.

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