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Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.

Dayanne Monique, 21, poses with Ester Sophia, 4-months old, who is her second child and born with microcephaly. The World Health Organization (WHO), which declared the Zika outbreak a global public health emergency on Feb 1. Brazilian authorities coping with an unprecedented number of babies with microcephaly say they are sure Zika is the cause, because most cases of microcephaly have occurred in the poorer northeast of Brazil where the Zika outbreak has hit hardest. (Photo: Reuters)

Talita Araujo da Silva, 23, poses with Heloa Vitoria, 4-months old, who is her second child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Ana Angelica Gomes, 25, poses with Ana Havilla, 2-months old, who is her second child and born with microcephaly, at Pedro I hospital in Campina Grande, Brazil. (Photo: Reuters)

Alessandra de Souza Amorim, 34, poses with Samuel, 2-months old, who is her fifth child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Maria Germana, 22, poses with Antonny, 2-months old, who is her second child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Francicleide Piano, 37, poses with Bernardo, 2-months old, who is her fourth child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Ianka Mikaelle Barbosa, 18, poses with Sophia, 19-days old, who is her second child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Rosilda Josefa dos Santos, 21, poses with Emanuelly, 3-months old, who is her first child and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)

Francileide de Lima Ferreira, 30, poses with Rafael, 3-months old, who is her fifth child, and born with microcephaly. (Photo: Reuters)