U.S. donates $5 million to Puerto Rico for Zika defense
Approximately 474 cases of Zika have been reported in Puerto Rico.
“In Puerto Rico, and around the world, the Zika virus is a serious and challenging health threat,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “We are committed to doing everything we can to combat this threat and to help strengthen health care in Puerto Rico.”
The money will help each of the centers hire more staff, increase education efforts and expand their family planning programs, which reach an audience of more than 330,000 people.