First baby born with microcephaly in the continental U.S. due to Zika virus

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This is the first reported case of the birth defect, which is marked by a partially formed brain, in the continental United States. The 31 old mother contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack University Medical Center on Friday while vacationing in the U.S. The baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues. Babies born with the disease typically suffer from low birth weights. the mother is not doing well emotionally after the birth of her child. Microcephaly can cause seizures, developmental delays, intellectual disability, hearing loss, vision problems, feeding issues, and problems with movement and balance. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid traveling to areas where Zika is spreading.

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