Pregnant woman with Zika speaking out

In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 photo, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil's Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It was earlier this week that the Commissioner of Public Health announced Connecticut has its first pregnant victim of Zika.

Sara Mujica was visiting her fiancé in Honduras when she came down with a fever and rash. At the same time, she learned she was pregnant. Immediately, she came back to her home in Connecticut and was tested for the virus. She returned back to Honduras to be with her fiancé while she waited for the test results.

“My mom had called me crying hysterically and she was like your blood work came back and you were positive for Zika,” said Sara Mujica, Connecticut.

“A small head is small brain and a small brains with the baby. It may mean for the baby that they can have a problem with developmental delays, not hitting their milestones, and also cognitive problems later on in life,” said Jack Ross of Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Ross says it can be extremely severe and pregnant women should take precautions against mosquitoes.

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