Puerto Rico: 2nd baby born with microcephaly due to Zika

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Puerto Rico is reporting that a second baby has been born in the U.S. territory with severe defects as a result of a Zika infection.

Health Secretary Ana Rius said Friday that the baby was born this week. She declined to provide any other details. Another four fetuses have been diagnosed with microcephaly but have not yet been born.

Puerto Rico is fighting a Zika epidemic with more than 34,000 cases, including 2,631 pregnant women. Nearly 280 people have been hospitalized.

Five people infected with Zika have died in recent months in Puerto Rico, including two who developed complications from a paralysis condition known as Guillain-Barre.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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