Risk assessment of Zika virus being brought to the U.S. from Rio Olympics 2016

The statistic shows how concerned U.S. survey respondents were that Americans traveling to Brazil for the Olympics may have brought back the Zika virus to the United States. 17 percent of survey respondents said that they thought it was a big risk that Americans traveling to the Olympics in Rio may have brought back the Zika virus with them to the United States. In 2015, Brazil saw a sharp rise in cases of microcephaly among newborns believed to be connected with the spreading of the Zika virus.

How big of a risk do you think it is that Americans traveling to Brazil for the Olympics may have brought the virus back to the United States?

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Release date

August 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 27 to 29, 2016

Number of respondents

1,288 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

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