BABY BORN IN US TO HONDURAN MOM WITH ZIKA HAS BIRTH DEFECT

HACKENSACK, New Jersey — A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday.

The infant is the second born in the United States with birth defects from the mosquito-borne virus. The first was born in Hawaii to a woman who had lived in Brazil, where the Zika epidemic began in the Americas.

The Honduran woman’s baby was delivered premature by cesarean section Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, the hospital’s director of maternal-fetal medicine and surgery.