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    Few fear Zika following first mosquito-borne cases in US

    Posted: Aug 03, 2016 5:29 AM CDT
    Updated: Aug 03, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
    By Jennifer Agiesta CNN Polling Director

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new poll finds most Americans aren't worried about someone in their family contracting a case of Zika, even as a growing number of mosquito-borne cases of the disease in a Florida neighborhood prompted a historic travel warning from the Centers for Disease Control.

    Overall, just 23% in the CNN/ORC Poll say they are at least somewhat worried about themselves or a family member becoming a victim of the virus, while 77% say that's not a very big concern.
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    Women express slightly more concern about the Zika virus than men -- 27% of women are at least somewhat worried, vs. 19% of men. And despite the implications for pregnant women, younger women are no more concerned than older ones.
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    The CNN/ORC Poll was conducted by telephone July 29-31 among a random national sample of 1,003 adults. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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    http://www.cbs46.com/story/32605714/...ne-cases-in-us
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