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Congress will deal with the Zika after a 2-week vacay


Mosquito season is on its way. (treegrow/Flickr)

Without reaching a solution, Congress dropped the Zika virus crisis on Thursday and went off on a two week vacation. The assembly failed to reach a decision on how to combat Zika during the approaching mosquito season, insisting waiting longer wouldn't be a problem.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Congress the virus could spread in the states, and quickly.

They have urged the Zika is addressed immediately to reduce the effects of birth defects, which include microcephaly--a condition where babies are born with abnormally small heads.

President Obama has already approved $1.9 billion on the Zika virus, and last month Congress issued a $1.1 billion project--but Obama says more money is needed.

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Congress will deal with the Zika after a 2-week vacay

Allison Hollender

Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.

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