CDC awards $700,000 to Florida to fight Zika virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced $700,000 in emergency funding for Florida in order to combat the Zika virus, Friday.

The funding is for epidemiology and lavatory staff, equipment and supplies, according to the CDC.

Seven Florida counties, Broward, Palm Beach, Osceolo, Hillsborough, Orange, Martin and St. Lucie, will receive $500,000 to improve mosquito control effects.

According to the CDC, the funding is part of $100 million in funds being made available to support states and territories trying to protect Americans from the virus.

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