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Baby Girl With Zika-Related Microcephaly Born in New Jersey

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"What human being isn't going to be devastated by this news?"

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A woman visiting the U.S. gave birth to a baby with microcephaly in Hackensack, New Jersey, after contracting the Zika virus elsewhere, according to ABC News.

The 31-year-old mother from Honduras is receiving "exceptional" care, hospital officials told ABC News.

Dr. Abdulla Al-Kahn, Hackensack University Medical Center’s director of maternal-fetal medicine and surgery, told WABC-TV that the prognosis for babies born with microcephaly — an abnormally small head and brain — is "generally very poor."

"It was very sad for us to see a baby born with such a condition," he said, adding that the baby’s mother is "hanging in there.”

"But of course what human being isn't going to be devastated by this news?" he said.

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