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The Obama administration announced Wednesday it is diverting more than $500 million in Ebola funding to bolster Zika research and preparation, but framed it as a temporary salve and called on Congress to approve its full funding request.

Overall, the Obama administration is funneling $589 million into the Zika fight, $510 million of which will come from the Ebola fund and the rest from other health programs.


Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said the funding will support:

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