UNH Research Finds Eroding Trust in Scientists Could Hinder Efforts to Stop Zika

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


“The Zika virus remains a relatively remote health risk for New Hampshire residents, but their skepticism about scientists, and the way this skepticism appears to erode confidence in agencies like the CDC, may be the real threat to public health,” the researchers said. “This distrust will likely undermine efforts to combat not only the spread of Zika, but also other infectious diseases and environmental risks that are more immediate dangers to the health and safety of both Granite Staters and the American public in general.”