Eight-week-old Micaela was exposed to the Zika virus in the womb, but does not have microcephaly, the birth defect marked by an abnormally small head and brain.
“She looks normal to me, but the doctors say she’s not,” said her mother, Maria Fernanda Ramirez Bolivar.
Ramirez Bolivar contracted the Zika virus in her native Venezuela when she was three months pregnant. Micaela has slight damage to one eye and stiffness on one side of her body.
It took a team of doctors at the University of Miami several weeks to rule out other causes.