Spain reports 1st case of Zika-related microcephaly


Health authorities in Catalonia, northeast Spain, have reported the country’s first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus, AFP reported.

A total of 105 people in Spain have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, according to official statistics as of May 3. Authorities say all the infection cases – including 13 pregnant women – were “imported cases” found in people either “from, or who have visited affected countries” in Latin America.

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