The Zika virus hit the island harder than any other place in the United States.
Women infected during the first trimester have a 15 percent risk of severe abnormalities in their pregnancies.
An experimental vaccine developed by NIH scientists will get tested in Houston, Miami and other regions in the Americas to determine whether it's effective in preventing Zika.
The types of birth defects include microcephaly, brain abnormalities and eye defects.
The money is intended to help areas of the U.S. facing the greatest threat from Zika.
Pregnant women in the Brownsville area are at some risk for Zika virus infection.
Women who had no symptoms of Zika infection were as likely as those with symptoms to have a baby with severe brain damage.
New report dispels suggestions that the country with second-largest number of Zika infections escaped a wave of fetal abnormalities including microcephaly.
With this case, south Texas could be the next place in the mainland U.S. with active local transmission.
The latest data show Zika-infected infants who were born with a normal head size and developed microcephaly months later.
But experts worry that downgrading Zika's status sends the wrong message.
Researchers say Zika infection in pregnancy is linked to five distinct types of damage not seen in other disorders.
Some programs that have been delayed include better mosquito control and long-term studies of Zika's impact on children.
The money will go for mosquito control and surveillance, vaccine development and studies to understand Zika's impact on the fetus, children and adults.
Pregnant women are urged to postpone non-urgent travel to Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam.
New details suggest severe Zika infection could increase the risk of transmission.
CDC investigators say the test is being improved.
In Miami Beach, though, the travel advisory area has been tripled to include most of the tourist hot spot.
Latest study from Brazil found babies born with microcephaly were 55 times more likely to be infected with Zika than babies without the severe birth defect.
New study shows countries at greatest risk of Zika in Africa and Asia as Singapore outbreak worsens.