Malaysia's 1st Zika positive woman gives birth to a healthy
The pregnant woman from Johor Baru who was infected by the Zika virus has given birth to a normal baby girl with no microcephaly, the Health Ministry said.

The 28-year-old mother, the first pregnant woman in Malaysia to be tested positive for Zika, delivered the baby in a public hospital in Johor Baru on Thursday night, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

“The baby has normal head circumference. The mother and baby are well,” he told The Star.

Microcephaly is a rare condition where a baby is born with a small head or the head stops growing after birth.

It can occur with no other major birth defects but severe microcephaly can result in a baby’s brain not developing properly during pregnancy, or it develops correctly but is damaged at some point during pregnancy.