Puerto Rico Gets $2M To Fight Zika Virus In Its Isolated Mountain Interiors; But The V.I. Gets Bupkis
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has been awarded more than $2 million in federal funds to fight Zika across mountain communities in the U.S. territory’s interior.
Health officials said Thursday that the money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will be used to provide medical services and educate people about the mosquito-borne virus.
Puerto Rico has recorded nearly 36,000 cases of Zika, including 2,880 pregnant women. At least 10 babies have been born with Zika-related birth defects, and five people infected with the virus have died.
WILLING TO POSE TOPLESS IN PHOTOS TO DISTRIBUTE TO ‘FAMILY’ AND ‘FRIENDS’: But Non-voting Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett of New York is NOT willing to work hard on issues of importance to normal Virgin Islanders, such as the very dangerous Zika virus. Plaskett did not secure matching funds for the USVI when Puerto Rico got $2 million to spend in unpopulated mountain areas of its interior.