NPR – Congress Ends Spat, Agrees To Fund $1.1 Billion To Combat Zika
After nearly seven months of bickering and finger-pointing, Congress on Wednesday agreed to allocate $1.1 billion to help fight the spread and effects of the Zika virus.
The deal is part of a broader agreement to continue to fund the government after the fiscal year ends on Friday and the current budget expires.

The Guardian – Mystery Zika case in Utah may have been spread via tears or sweat
Experts are investigating the possibility that the Zika virus can be passed on in sweat or tears, after the infection of a 38-year-old man in the US who appears to have caught the virus at his father’s hospital bedside.
Until now it was thought that Zika was only transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes and, in rare instances, via semen and from pregnant women to their fetuses.

Los Angeles Times – Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year
The birth rate for U.S. teenagers hit an all-time low in 2015, the seventh straight year a new record has been set.
Overall, there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an 8% drop in just one year.