The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday restored $44.25 million in funding for all-hazards preparedness to states, cities and territories, which had been redirected to respond to the Zika virus. The new funds are part of the fiscal year 201‎6‎ Zika supplemental funding signed into law last month. "These CDC funds will enable states, cities, and territories to maintain and improve their routine preparedness and response efforts against a myriad of health threats,” said Stephen Redd, M.D., director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. “We appreciate being able to make the PHEP-funded awardees‎ whole again to continue their vital work preparing for and responding to natural disasters and disease outbreaks.”