Of course, a woman so close to giving birth is “vacationing” in the United States. That particular door to citizenship is soon to be slammed shut. Must have been a really long vacation to have a medical team on standby. This brings up another interesting question as to how many other women will come here, specifically to deliver their Zika babies, so the U.S. taxpayers can pick-up-the-tab for the lifetime of the child?
Fox News: Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey confirmed Tuesday the birth of a child suffering from Zika linked microcephaly, a condition wherein the child’s brain and head are partially developed.
The mother, who is 31 but whose name was not disclosed, contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack on Friday while vacationing in the United States. Tuesday, doctors delivered her baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues. Reports indicate she is the first child born with Zika-linked complications in the New York tri-state area.
The child’s mother, who developed a rash for two days in Honduras but had no other symptoms until arriving in the U.S., was under the care of a surgical team led by Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan and Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor at FoxNews.com and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Hackensack. A neonatologist and pediatric infectious disease specialist, as well as nursing personnel, were on hand for the birth. More