Mom with Zika Gives Birth to Baby Girl with Birth Defects in New Jersey Hospital
A woman diagnosed with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital.
According to NBC10 Philadelphia, this is the first case within the tri-state area where a baby was born with defects from the disease.
The mother, originally from Honduras, was visiting family in the United States. After a blood test by the CDC in Atlanta, it was discovered her daughter also contracted Zika.
The baby girl was born via C-section with microcephaly while the mother was at 35 weeks. NBC10 Philadelphia mentions that microcephaly, which causes babies to have abnormally smaller heads and other brain defects, currently has no cure.
The mother is recovering at Hackensack University Medical Center, where they say she is in 'exceptional care.'
Visit NBC10 Philadelphia to learn more about the Zika virus and the guidelines to protect yourself.