Editor’s note: On Sept. 28, Congress approved federal funding that will provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus.

On Feb. 22, President Obama submitted his request for $1.9 billion in emergency funds to fight the Zika virus. Since then, Congress has been inching toward a response; Republicans have questioned whether the administration needs $1.9 billion and Democrats have demanded approval of the full request, without the kinds of other funding cuts the Republicans have sought to pay for the new funding package.

Four months later, with health officials stressing the urgency of a response to Zika, there is no deal. Here, STAT tracks the time that has passed since the administration requested emergency funding.


218 days
since Obama's request for emergency Zika funding

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