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AMERICAN SAMOA – In American Samoa, initial reports on the first babies born to women who contracted the Zika virus say they are in good health. Fourteen pregnant women in American Samoa are confirmed to have contracted the Zika virus since the territory recorded its first case in February.

The Director of Emergency Preparedness at the Department of Health Ben Sili said the first two babies born did not have any visible signs of complications from Zika.

In South America many babies of Zika infected mothers have been born with smaller than normal heads, a condition known as microcephaly. - RNZI