State-level officials in the U.S. south, especially Florida, are pleased Congress finally approved a bill to spend money on the threat of the Zika virus.

FOX's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

The Congress' last-minute bill passage also finally included a spending bill for Zika. 1.1 billion dollars for which states have been begging for months:

(Scott) "I'm frustrated that it took so long. I think it shows the incompetence of the federal government. But finally, they got something passed."

Florida governor Rick Scott. Where local-transmission of Zika is a problem so far:

(Scott) "But it's very, very very important that we get a vaccine done. Every day that a vaccine is not done, there's a risk of a child being born with microcephaly."

Pregnant women infected with Zika are likely have babies born with skull and brain defects.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News.

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