1 in 3 Americans mistakenly believe Zika is spread by coughing

  • 1 in 3 Americans mistakenly believe Zika is spread by coughing

1 in 3 Americans mistakenly believe Zika is spread by coughing

The first case of Zika virus in Arizona has been confirmed in a woman who traveled outside the country before returning to Arizona, health officials have confirmed.

The county, state and federal health agencies are most concerned with people who have recently traveled to Zika-affected countries. It is transmitted largely via mosquitos, but cases of sexual transmission have also been confirmed. According to their scientists, women who have exhibited symptoms of Zika, such as rash, fever, and joint pain should not get pregnant before at least 8 weeks.

The condition causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and stunted brain development. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates Zika virus symptoms last between seven and 10 days.

Zika infection during pregnancy appears to increase the risk for several types of birth defects and miscarriages, a recent study found.

One in five of these households said they believed a vaccine exists to prevent Zika, even though one does not and experts say such a vaccine will take years to develop.

For men who have been diagnosed with Zika virus or who have symptoms to wait at least six months to have unprotected sex. "So our plans were just updated to involve Zika".

Though the vast majority of people know that the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, many of them have misperceptions about other facts related to its transmission. A pregnant woman can pass the virus to her fetus during pregnancy.

Many Americans still have misconceptions about the Zika virus, according to a new report.

"Our Vector Control technicians survey Maricopa County year-round and set traps to monitor and treat areas that have routinely been mosquito breeding sites to help minimize the risks of mosquito-borne diseases", said Steven Goode, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Director. The Ohio Department of Health said they expect to share initial test results within 48 hours of receiving the blood specimen with submitters, such as doctors' offices, hospitals or local health departments.