American Public Closely Following Zika-Related News, Few Directly Affected By Disease, Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows

CQ HealthBeat: Poll Shows High Awareness of Zika and More Preparation in South
“News about the Zika virus is being closely watched by the American public, a newly released poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. That interest, however, contrasts with the number of people who have actually been impacted by the virus. While 61 percent said they are closely following news about Zika, and 92 percent said they have at least heard about it, only two percent of the 1,204 surveyed in September knew anybody whose health was affected by Zika…” (Siddons, 10/4).

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