A spokeswoman for the regional health authorities of Barcelona, where the baby was born on Monday morning by Caesarean section after 40 weeks of pregnancy, said the a woman infected with the Zika virus had given birth to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly.
The mother, who has not been identified, reportedly caught the virus on a trip abroad. Authorities declined to say where, although a hospital source told the news agency Reuters she had been infected in Latin America, where the virus is prevalent.
"The baby did not require any resuscitation," Felix Castillo, neonatal chief at the Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona, told a press conference. Its vital signs were "normal and stable," he said.
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