Six healthy babies born in Nicaragua to Zika-infected mothers

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Managua, Sep 28: Six healthy babies were born to mothers that had been exposed to the Zika virus during their pregnancies in Nicaragua, the Central American country's First Lady, Rosario Murillo, said on Tuesday.

The six mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy and their six babies were all in a stable condition and were very well, Xinhua news agency quoted Nicaragua's First Lady as saying.

Zika babies

The Zika virus in pregnant women is associated with causing babies to be born with microcephaly and with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, according to investigations released on March 31 by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nicaragua's Health Ministry said that up until Monday, 1,941 positive cases of Zika have been registered in the Central American country, out of which 1,041 have been pregnant women.

IANS

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