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CDC Confirms Zika Infection In Infant Born In Hawaii With Microcephaly; Mother Infected While Living In Brazil

New York Times: Hawaii Baby With Brain Damage Is First U.S. Case Tied to Zika Virus
“…The Hawaii State Department of Health said that a baby born in an Oahu hospital with microcephaly — an unusually small head and brain — had been infected with the Zika virus, which is believed to have caused the same damage in thousands of babies in Brazil in recent months. The presence of the virus was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” (McNeil, 1/16).

Reuters: Baby born in Hawaii with brain damage confirmed to have Zika infection
“…The mother became ill with the Zika virus while living in Brazil in May 2015 and the baby was likely infected in the womb, Hawaiian state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. ‘There’s no indication at this point that there’s any Zika virus circulating in Hawaii,’ CDC spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters…” (Whitcomb, 1/16).

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