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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

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Many Americans are woefully misinformed when it comes to understanding the risks of Zika virus, a new Harvard poll has found. The mosquito-borne virus may spread into some parts of the southern United States during the upcoming mosquito season, public health officials predict. But a lot of U.S. residents aren't armed with accurate information to allow them to properly prepare for Zika's arrival, said Gillian SteelFisher, deputy director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The results of the poll show that people often don't know how Zika spreads, or the...

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