Health officials in French Guyana are reporting the first confirmed case of brain malformation in a child of a pregnant woman with Zika virus, according to a local media report (computer translated).

French Guiana/CIA
French Guiana/CIA

The 36-year-old woman is a resident of Cayenne. She did not seek medical consultation during her first trimester and came to the hospital for the first time in early April, at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

She was asymptomatic for Zika; however, tested positive for the virus. At the examination, tests confirmed a brain malformation of the child. She is currently at 32 weeks.

Since the beginning of the Zika outbreak, French Guiana has reported that 595 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika virus. In total, the country has seen some 8000 suspected and confirmed Zika cases to date.

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