Thursday 21 September 2017

First baby with Zika born in Spain

A baby suffering from microcephaly, caused by the Zika virus. Stock picture. Photo: Getty Images
A baby suffering from microcephaly, caused by the Zika virus. Stock picture. Photo: Getty Images
The Aedes mosquito is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus Photo: AP

Carlos Ruano

Spain has recorded its first case of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated to the Zika virus, health authorities said on Monday.

The mother had been diagnosed with the virus in May and had decided to keep the baby, a spokeswoman for the regional health authorities of Catalonia, where the baby was born.

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