Costa Rica registers first microcephaly birth linked to Zika

August 24, 2016 11:26 PM

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Costa Rica registers first microcephaly birth linked to Zika

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica has registered its first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

The health ministry described the case as "imported" in a statement, as the mother of the child is Nicaraguan and was thought to have contracted the virus in the neighboring Central American country.

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