"Texas Reports Its First Zika-Related Infant Death"

"A Texas baby born with Zika-related birth defects has died, officials said Tuesday, the first death related to the virus in the state.

The infant girl, who died shortly after being born, had a number of birth defects known to be triggered by Zika infection during pregnancy, including microcephaly, a condition in which the head is abnormally small and parts of the brain may not have developed.

A statement from the Harris County health department said the baby’s mother had traveled to Latin America during her pregnancy and was suspected of having been infected on her trip."

Helen Branswell reports for Stat August 9, 2016.

Source: STAT, 08/10/2016