Guatemala reports first Zika baby

Guatemala reports first Zika baby

A Guatemalan baby has been born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, BBC say.

 

The child is believed to be the first born with a Zika-linked defect in the Central American country.

 

The infection is suspected of causing babies to be born with underdeveloped brains and abnormally small heads if the mother has it during pregnancy.

 

Children with microcephaly face lifelong difficulties, including intellectual impairment.

 

It can be fatal. Brazil has been the centre of the current outbreak of the virus.

 

 

 

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