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Spain gets first case of Zika-related brain defect in a fetus

Spain has recorded its first case of a fetus developing the microcephaly birth defect after a pregnant woman became infected with the Zika virus, health authorities said late on Thursday.

Spain has recorded 13 expectant mothers who have contracted the virus after traveling overseas, though no others are known to have developed defects.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to hundreds of cases of microcephaly in countries such as Brazil, which has declared a public health emergency...


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