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Pols Urge Congress to OK Anti-Zika Funding

With 41 cases of Zika reported on Long Island and mosquito season in full swing, lawmakers urged the U.S. Senate to pass funding to combat the virus before the congressional summer break. The bill would provide $1.9 billion in emergency funding bill to expand local mosquito control efforts, develop a Zika vaccine and improve treatment of patients that contract the virus. But if the Senate doesn’t approve the funding before they go on break Friday, they won’t take the issue up again until Sept. 5—seven weeks from now.