Family Grapples With Son’s Microcephaly, 1st Known Case in Puerto Rico

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Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son Inti Perez, Dec. 16, 2016. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has projected a surge of in cases next year.
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Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez stands at her home with two-month-old son Inti Perez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dec. 16, 2016. Health officials are pushing to secure more federal funds to fight the Zika epidemic.
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Michelle Flandez holds son Inti Perez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dec. 16, 2016. Experts estimate it can cost several million dollars to care for a baby with Zika-related birth defects, and one of the biggest concerns is babies like Inti could develop other disabilities as they grow, burdening Puerto Rico's already strained health system breaking under an exodus of doctors fleeing for the U.S. mainland.
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Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez holds her two-month-old son Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dec. 16, 2016. The island has more than 35,000 Zika cases, with nearly 3,000 representing pregnant women.
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Michelle Flandez covers with a blanket her two-month-old son Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dec. 16, 2016.
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