In an effort to further monitor the Zika virus awareness and prevention campaign, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell will visit Puerto Rico on April 26, including a meeting with Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is continuing his campaign for congressional leaders to move forward with legislation that will give the U.S. commonwealth solutions for its debt and health crises.
The United States is sending clean blood to prevent further spread of Zika virus in Puerto Rico because blood transfusion is seen as a means of transmitting the mosquito-borne virus. Request for funding has also been submitted to Congress.
The Zika outbreak continues to cause concern around the globe, as an expert decried the lack of information on the virus available in Venezuela. Meanwhile, a Danish hospital confirmed that a tourist had been infected with the disease after visiting southern and central America.