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    Zika Destroyed Her Baby. She Doesn't Want It to Happen to You

    AUG 21 2016, 11:06 AM ET

    A long Thanksgiving weekend seemed to Satu and her husband like a good time to go on vacation to Latin America. She was 11 weeks pregnant and feeling well, and the beach seemed like just the ticket.

    She never saw the mosquito that bit her and gave her Zika. And she had no way of knowing it would cost her a longed-for first pregnancy.
    The pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks.

    Satu allowed the doctors to examine her and the fetus. What they found was even worse than what the scans had indicated. They found the virus in many different parts of the fetus: the brain, the placenta, in muscles, the liver, the lungs and spleen. They described their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    See also:
    Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA in Pregnant Women
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela