First case of Zika-related microcephaly in Florida

- The Florida Department of Health confirmed Florida’s first case of Zika-related microcephaly on Tuesday.

Microcephaly is a birth defect which causes babies to be born with very small heads and incomplete brain development.

The DOH says that this case is travel-related.

The mother is from Haiti and came to Florida to have her baby.

The DOH is working with the family to provide support services to the child.

The Centers for Disease Control say that pregnant women should postpone travel plans to any Zika affected countries.

According to the DOH, the Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes and causes mild illness in most adults, but can cause serious birth defects in babies.

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