Mexico confirms first case of microcephaly from Zika

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has confirmed the first case of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, the health ministry said on Friday.

The affected child, a girl, was born prematurely on Nov. 5, 2016, and died at the moment of birth, the ministry said in a statement. Between November 2015 and this January, 7,634 cases of Zika infection have been confirmed, the ministry added.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz)

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