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    CDC: Zika Is ‘Scarier Than We Initially Thought’

    It’s gone viral. Top American health officials took Zika warnings to a new level, saying they’ve learned of more birth defects related to the virus, and they’ve tracked mosquitoes carrying it as far north as New York. After initially downplaying the risks, the Obama administration has sounded the alarm, shifting $510 million in Ebola money to fight the disease, while asking Congress for $1.9 billion. So far 346 Zika cases have been confirmed in the continental U.S., but officials fear hundreds of thousands could be infected in Puerto Rico.

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