How aware is the American public about Zika virus? How many people understand the link between Zika and birth defects or the fact that it can be sexually transmitted? How does ones politics effect how they feel about certain public health interventions?

To answer these questions and more, David Abramson, PhD, Associate professor at New York University’s College of Global Public Health and the lead investigator of the study–“U.S. Public’s Perception of Zika Risk: Awareness, Knowledge, and Receptivity to Public Health Interventions,” joined me for a interview on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show.

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