Girl With Zika Virus Is Born at a New Jersey Hospital

May 31, 2016

A baby girl delivered on Tuesday at a New Jersey hospital was born with the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that can cause unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns, a doctor said.

The mother, 31, was believed to have contracted the virus in Honduras, her home country, said the doctor, Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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PHOTO: This baby girl was born with the Zika virus on Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Credit: Hackensack University Medical Center.