Pregnant Connecticut teen shocked to learn she has Zika

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager says she was shocked she tested positive for the Zika virus after learning she was pregnant.

Seventeen-year-old Sara Mujica of Danbury says she learned she was pregnant in March while visiting her fiance in Honduras. At the time of the pregnancy test, she said she was getting over an illness that gave her rashes, headaches and neck aches, but thought it was related to fish she ate.

She says she got tested for Zika after she returned home March 30 and “was in a state of shock” when the results came back positive.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.