- George Colli Cox Media Group Washington, D.C. Newsroom
Congress is voting on a bill aimed at finding a cure for the Zika virus.
Aside from adding Zika to an FDA list of tropical diseases, it would also offer incentives to drug companies to come up with a vaccine for the virus.
The bill is up for a vote by the House on Tuesday.
Last week, $500 million in left over funds from the fight against Ebola was transferred to combat Zika.
There are about 350 confirmed Zika cases in 30 states. So far, none of those cases is believed to have been contracted in the U.S.
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered their firmest language yet about the dangers of Zika virus:
"Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought."