7 heartwrenching photos of babies infected by Zika virus

7 heartwrenching photos of babies infected by Zika virus

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes.

Babies are the most innocent victims of the Zika virus outbreak.

1. BABY JOSE WESLEY

Elielson is trying to calm his two-month-old baby brother Jose Wesley. Jose was born on January 30, 2016 in Bonito in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.

Their mother, Solange Ferreira, never knew microcephaly existed until Jose was diagnosed days after she gave birth to him.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

Jose Wesley having his bath in a tiny bucket.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

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2. BABY LUIZA

This photo was taken on Dec. 23, 2015 in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Dejailson Arruda is holding his daughter Luiza at their home.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

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3. BABY JUAN PEDRO

Daniele Ferreira dos Santos had a high fever with red splotches on her skin when she was on her fifth month pregnancy. Her baby Juan Pedro Campos dos Santos was born in December with just 26 centimeters head circumference.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

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4. BABY MARIA GIOVANNA

Twenty-seven years old Gleyse Kelly da Silva lets her baby Maria Giovanna sleep on her lap. This was taken at their home in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil on January 27, 2016

Pernambuco state is the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

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5. BABY LUANA

A doctor in Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil is taking a blood sample from baby Luana on January 28, 2016.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

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6. BABY LUIZA

Baby Luiza was born with a head measuring 29 centimeters in diameter, 3 centimeters below the normal range.

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Photo from Felipe Dana/AP

7. BABY MARIA RITA

Baby Maria Rita's mother has little idea how she can take care of her daughter.

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Photo from ITV News

This video shows the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil is worse than believed.

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