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Barack Obama receives a briefing on the ongoing response to the Zika virus
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press after a briefing on the ongoing response to the Zika virus including in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC on May 20, 2106. Obama urged Congress to pass the full $1.9 billion funding that the administration requested to fight the Zika virus shortly after health officials reported a dramatic increase in the number of pregnant woman who may have contact with the virus. Pool photo by Aude Guerrucci/UPI
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Zika virus /ˈziːkə, ˈzɪkə/[1][2][3] (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus, transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus.

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