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Florida Has First Zika-Related Microcephaly Case

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Florida is reporting its first case of Zika-related microcephaly.

The state Department of Health confirmed Friday that a woman in the state, who is a citizen of Haiti, delivered a baby with microcephaly due to Zika. The woman’s identity was not released. Federal data suggest there are close to 300 pregnant women in the United States with a Zika infection. Health authorities are recommending that women who are pregnant not travel to places where Zika is spreading. So far the virus is not spreading locally in the continental United States. Women who are pregnant and have Zika are told to consider regular ultrasounds.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in over 20 counties where people in the state have been diagnosed with the virus, ABC News reports.


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