What to Know
- The mother had been visiting relatives in the area when she went to the hospital Friday
- The woman is 31 and from Honduras, a nation ravaged by the Zika virus
- The baby was delivered by Cesarean section Tuesday after an ultrasound confirmed the birth defects
A Honduran woman with the Zika virus who gave birth in New Jersey to a baby who appears to be affected by the disease wants privacy.
Hackensack University Medical Center tells The Record newspaper it won't release any more information about the 31-year-old mother or her baby.
The infant was delivered premature by cesarean section on Tuesday.
An ultrasound last week revealed birth defects, including microcephaly, in which the baby's head is smaller than expected because the brain hasn't developed properly.
A doctor on Wednesday said the baby looks "completely Zika-affected," but confirmation of the virus in the infant is pending testing.
A baby in Hawaii was born with microcephaly related to Zika earlier this year.