CDC Gives Mississippi Zika Funding
In preparation for the possible spread of the Zika virus, the centers for disease control and prevention has given Mississippi funding to fight the virus. The CDC gave the magnolia state 400 thousand dollars to improve the ability to rapidly detect microcephaly the serious birth defect of the brain fetuses can contract from the virus. With the money the state will be able to carry out population based monitoring for microcephaly and other birth defects caused by Zika. The money is also expected to be used to help families affected by the mosquito borne virus.