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Woman With Zika Gives Birth To Baby With Microcephaly In Hackensack

A woman with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with defects at Hackensack UMC on Tuesday.
A woman with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with defects at Hackensack UMC on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Facebook

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Officials at Hackensack University Medical Center confirmed Wednesday that a baby was born at the hospital on Tuesday with microcephaly as a result of the mother contracting the Zika virus internationally.

"The mother, who is visiting the United States, and her baby are receiving exceptional care during this difficult time," the hospital said in a news release.

Microcephaly is a birth defect in which the baby's head is smaller than usual.

The Record reported that the mother is a 31-year-old Honduran who was bitten by a mosquito there after she became pregnant.

A report from USA Today noted that this may be the third baby born in the U.S. with this condition. The first was in Hawaii, this February.

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