Mosquitoes breed, Zika looms, Congress dithers

Tiny mosquitoes of the genus Aedes aegypti are helping to demonstrate why Congress so richly deserves its 11 percent public approval rating. Aedes mosquitoes carry the Zika virus, which is believed to cause serious abnormalities in fetuses and may cause debilitating nerve disorders in children and adults. In February, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight the spread of the disease. Congress still hasn’t acted. Given its vacation schedule, it may not act until this fall.  

 

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