The White House is requesting emergency aid to combat the spread of the Zika Virus. The proposed funding would be distributed as follows:
*$828 million for the CDC to support Zika preparedness and response capacity in areas where mosquitoes are known to transmit the virus; to improve mosquito control programs; to build virus surveillance and education efforts, and enhance laboratory capacity to test for the Zika virus
*$250 million for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support a temporary 1-year increase in Puerto Rico's Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage that would aid pregnant women at-risk of infection or diagnosed with the virus (the territory has documented recent and ongoing transmission of the virus)
*$200 million for vaccine research and diagnostics, which includes funding for the NIH to advance the scientific understanding of the virus; funding for the FDA to support Zika virus medical product development.
*$210 million for other HHS activities including the development of an "Urgent and Emerging Threat Fund" in the event that the Zika mosquito population migrates to the U.S.
*$335 million would be split between the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID), which would receive , to help control both the mosquito populations and the transmission of the virus in affected countries, and the U.S. Department of State, which would be granted $41 million to provide medical support for U.S. citizens and state department employees in affected countries.