- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding $1 million to New Mexico to fight the Zika virus.

The award is New Mexico’s share of about $60 million the CDC is giving states, cities and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from the virus.

The funding is in addition to $25 million awarded July 1 as part of CDC’s preparedness and response funding to states, cities and territories in areas at risk for outbreaks of Zika.

On Aug. 1, the CDC will award another $10 million to quickly identify cases of microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes linked to Zika and to refer affected infants and families to services.

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