A baby with a Zika virus-linked birth defect was born for the first time in the New York City area Tuesday, according to a reports.
The baby girl, who has not been named, was born in New Jersey with a partially developed brain due to the virus, according to FoxNews.com.
The infant’s 31-year-old mom contracted the mosquito-transmitted virus while in Honduras, doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey told the website.
The unnamed mom checked into the emergency room of the hospital with a rash while vacationing in the U.S. Friday, doctors said.
She developed a rash for two days in Honduras — but had no other Zika symptoms until she arrived in America, doctors said.
She was devastated by her child’s condition, according to Fox.
The mother was treated a surgical team led by Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan and Dr. Manny Alvarez, a health editor at FoxNews.com.
This winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant woman to avoid traveling to areas where Zika is spreading, such as South America and Central America.