The first case of Zika-related microcephaly was confirmed today in a child born in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The child’s mother is from Haiti and had a travel-related case of Zika. She came to Florida to deliver the baby, authorities said.
The department of health is connecting the mother and child with services through its Early Steps program.
“It is heartbreaking to learn that a baby has been born with Zika-related microcephaly in our state and my thoughts and prayers are with the mother and child,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a release.