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First Baby With Zika-Related Microcephaly Born in New York City

zika, , marking the first such delivery in the five boroughs, according to health officials.

The baby’s mother was infected while in an area known to have mosquitoes transmitting the virus, the health department said. She and the baby, who has been diagnosed with a smaller-than-normal head and other brain problems, are being monitored by physicians, authorities said.

The baby did test positive for Zika, and the health department said it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the case.

According to the CDC, 12 babies have been born in the U.S. with Zika-related birth defects, including one in New Jersey. Some babies with no immediate signs of problems also have been born in the U.S. to Zika-infected mothers.

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