Wednesday 28 September 2016

First baby with Zika born in Spain

Carlos Ruano

Published 25/07/2016 | 16:28

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

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.

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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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