The increase in concern about the Zika virus happened prior to this week’s news that it had been found in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo: iStock)

Zika is finally catching up with swine flu and Ebola as a threat in the minds of Americans.

A recent Kaiser Health Tracking poll revealed that 92 percent of American adults know generally what Zika is, 36 percent say Congress should make fully funding the fight to contain Zika a top priority, and another 40 percent think it’s an important issue but not a top Congressional priority.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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