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Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.
The patch produced a strong immune response and was well tolerated in 50 volunteers.
A separate study found Zika virus in the saliva of 5 different mosquito species in Mexico.
The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.
Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.
The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.
About 4% of patients traveled, a potential target for curbing disease spread.
The phase 2 trials will enroll more than 5,000 adults and kids in Guinea and Liberia.
The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.
The vaccine protected macaques from infection 5 weeks later and mice 5 months later.
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