MIAMI — Eight-week-old Micaela was exposed to the Zika virus in the womb, but does not have, the birth defect marked by an abnormally small head and brain.
According to CBSnews, Maria Fernanda Ramirez Bolivar the baby’s mother said: “She looks normal to me, but the doctors say she’s not”.
Ramirez Bolivar contracted thein her native Venezuela when she was three months pregnant. Micaela has slight damage to one eye and stiffness on one side of her body.
It took a team of doctors at the University ofseveral weeks to rule out other causes.
Dr. Ivan Gonzalez is part of a her medical team, and said ultrasounds Ramirez Bolivar had in Venezuela and Miami all looked normal.
Gonzalez said scans of Micaela’s brain show calcification, which is like a scar, and could lead to seizures down the road. Her prognosis is uncertain.
“The plan right now is to follow her for five to six years,” Gonzalez told CBS News.
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