Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 3 : CSPAN3 : March 9, 2017 5:07pm-8:01pm EST
diseases like alzheimer's and diabetes and mental illness, which we all care about, and the zika virus, but the cdc's childhood lead poisoning prevention program is funded exclusively through the prevention and public health fund. and the prevention fund has been the backbone of america's fight against lead poisoning. and we have to keep that funding in place until the cdc can certify that children in this country are free of lead poisoning. as we all know too well, our children remain at risk for lead poisoning, as has been sadly documented in flint. a study in the american journal of public health found nearly 5% of children in flint under the age of 5 had elevated lead levels and now we had another study, a recent reuters analysis that says there are almost 3,000 neighborhoods who have recorded childhood lead poisoning rates at double those in flint during the peak of the city's contamination. these cuts are putting our nation's public health at risk. we cannot sacrifice long-term savings in exchange for a quick buck and i also support my colleague's very important amendment.
correspondence in africa and europe. mr. mcneil, is zika a new disease? >> no. it's thousands of years old but it was discovered in uganda in 1947. then it pretty much disappeared. there was some awareness that it was widespread in africa, in those days there was no routine tasks. you had to inject hundreds of mice with different antibodies to find out what was killing the mice. it then sifted to asia in the 1960s, we don't know when and then sometime in the early 2000 it began crossing the south pacific. print up on yap in micronesia that the americans lost and they realized it was a mild disease. print up in front polynesian 2013 and the french local polynesian investigated that outbreak and realized that there was a problem with gammaray syndrome. it's a temporary plow. they didn't notice any problem with babies. it was when they got to brazil in early 2014 that people were nervous about this new disease and thousands of people were getting killed, but they were mildly ill. when they realize it was zika the health administrator said it was good news. we thought it was something truly danger
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