Jersey hospital: Baby born with Zika-linked birth defect

June 1, 2016 1:25 AM

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Officials at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey confirmed Tuesday the birth of a baby with Zika-related microcephaly, believed to be the first reported case in the New York metro area.

In a statement, the Hackensack center said the baby’s mother was visiting the United States from an undisclosed country. The baby was born Tuesday at the center’s Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital with the birth defect “as a result of the mother contracting the Zika virus internationally.”

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