Day-old baby being observed for microcephaly

The country’s medical system is studying a day-old child as possibly the first case of zika-induced microcephaly. The Ministerio de Salud said that the mother contracted the zika virus in her 10th week of pregnancy in El Salvador. That was last Nov. 1.

The woman entered Costa Rica April 23 to seek better medical care here and for confirmation of her infection, the ministry said.

The diagnosis in El Salvador was based on the geographical location where the mother lived and her clinical history, the ministry said.

Apparently there were no lab tests for the virus.

Both mother and baby are reported to be in a national hospital being attended by a team of specialists, the ministry concluded.

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