The World Health Organization (WHO) began a global call to action and sounded the alarm over the Zika virus, saying that the disease was “spreading explosively” in the Americas and that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. While the vast majority of infections from Zika are benign, there has been growing concerns over increased numbers of microcephaly—a congenital birth defect—in Zika endemic areas. 

Poll Question:
With the recent announcement from the World Health Organization that the Zika virus is “now spreading explosively,” are you concerned with Zika infection in your area?


No, vector control efforts will help limit spread in industrialized areas

No, I live in one of the five areas on the planet that is not inhabited by mosquitoes

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