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Half Of Americans Uncomfortable Visiting Zika-Affected Parts Of Florida, One-Third Say Congressional Action To Fund Outbreak Response Should Be ‘Top Priority,’ Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows

Associated Press: Poll: Half of Americans wary of travel to U.S. Zika zones
“Nearly half of Americans polled say they are wary of traveling to places in the U.S. where people have been infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes, such as parts of Florida. A poll released Thursday on Americans’ health care attitudes by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 48 percent would be uncomfortable traveling to Zika infection areas within the U.S., and up to 61 percent felt uneasy about traveling to Puerto Rico or non-U.S. Zika zones…” (Anderson, 9/1).

The Hill: Poll: Most want Congress to pass Zika funding
“…A poll released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 36 percent of the public says Congress passing Zika funding is a ‘top priority,’ with another 40 percent saying it is ‘important but not a top priority.’ Just nine percent say it is ‘not too important,’ and five percent say funding should not be approved at all. Both parties have so far been blaming the other for a lack of funding…” (Sullivan, 9/1).

Miami Herald: Poll: Half of Americans ‘not comfortable’ visiting Florida due to Zika spread
“…According to the poll, the Zika virus outbreak continues to be the health policy story most followed by Americans, with interest taking off after health officials confirmed the nation’s first cases of people being infected by mosquitoes in a section of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood…” (Chang, 9/1).

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