Meet Baby Duda, a Girl Born with Zika-Linked Microcephaly

June 26, 2016

"A lot of people look at us in a different way," says Cleane, one of three women who have taken in Duda, a baby girl born in Brazil with microcephaly, after her parents were unable to take care of her.

 

The neurological disorder, which can be caused by the Zika virus, has become a global public concern as reported cases rise sharply across Latin America and the Caribbean

 

To date, two babies have been born in the U.S. with Zika-linked microcephaly — in Hawaii and New Jersey.  More than 300 pregnant women in the U.S. are currently estimated to be infected with Zika.

 

Despite experiencing prejudice, the three women are fully committed to raising Duda and finding the treatment she needs to help improve her development.

 

Learn more about what Zika is, where it occurs, and what UNICEF is doing to help fight Zika around the world.

 

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