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Honduran woman flies to US to have anchor baby with Zika; it will cost taxpayers over 1 million dollars

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Last week it was reported that one of the first babies suffering from the Zika virus in the U.S. was born in New Jersey. What wasn’t immediately reported is that the pregnant Honduran mother flew to New Jersey so U.S. taxpayers would have to pay the estimated $1 million to $10 million to care for the stricken child.

As USA Today reported last week, the Zika-stricken child was born in a New Jersey hospital to a woman “recently arrived in the U.S. from Honduras.”

The child was the third child born in the U.S. with Zika symptoms but the first in the northeastern area.

The media first claimed the woman was unaware she was infected with Zika. But now news is emerging that the Honduran woman who had the afflicted baby came to the U.S. on purpose to get better care from American doctors and to foist the hospital costs on the U.S. taxpayer.

As Fox News Latino is now reporting, the woman admits she came to the U.S. after her Honduran doctors “underestimated” her medical condition.

The still publicly unidentified 31-year-old mother told the media this week she had an “allergic episode” in Honduras but could not get doctors there to pay much attention to her.

The woman says doctors in her home country told her, “Don’t worry, everything will be fine. I don’t think you will be affected.” The doctors in Honduras said an ultrasound seemed to show that all was well, but soon told her she was infected with Zika. The woman became afraid and so she immediately hopped a plane to come to the U.S. for treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, care for the afflicted child will cost at least a million dollars and perhaps as much as ten million over the child’s lifetime. And now that her illegal alien mother is here, U.S. taxpayers will be forced to foot the bill.

Zika is becoming a major worry for pregnant women throughout the U.S. In fact, a pregnant NBC “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie has announced she will not be attending the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to fears of the Zika virus. This despite the fact that Olympics officials are insisting the games present a low risk of contracting the virus.

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