Condemned to Life in Zikaland

Recife, Brazil, was called the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak. Now, doctors and parents there must learn how to care for the town’s 1-year-olds — including Juan, David, Davi, and Joao — who were born with microcephaly.

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Juan Pedro, who has microcephaly and turned 1 year old on Dec. 4, receives aquatic physiotherapy treatment with Dr. Flavia Duran at a clinic in Recife on Dec. 12.

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Juan Pedro is held by his godmother Sinthia while receiving a bandage treatment on Dec. 12.

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Juan Pedro receives aquatic physiotherapy treatment on Dec. 12.

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Davi Lucas, who was born with microcephaly, is held by his mother, Eliane, during a clinic visit on Dec. 14 in Recife.

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Joao Guilherme, who has microcephaly and turned 1 year old on Oct. 28, receives aquatic physiotherapy treatment from Dr. Karen Maciel at a clinic in Recife on Dec. 13.

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David Henrique Ferreira, who was born with microcephaly, is held by his mother, Mylene, as she speaks on the phone in Recife on Dec. 13.

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Juan Pedro, who turned 1 year old on Dec. 4, is held by Dr. Pepita Duran at her clinic in Recife on Dec. 12.

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Juan Pedro, who has microcephaly, is held by his godmother Sinthia on Dec. 12.

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Joao Guilherme receives a physiotherapy treatment from Dr. Pepita Duran on Dec. 13 in Recife.

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Juan Pedro sits next to his sister Jennifer Karine in a specially designed chair to keep him upright on Dec. 12 in Recife.

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Juan Pedro is held by Dr. Pepita Duran on Dec. 12.

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Juan Pedro receives aquatic physiotherapy treatment at a clinic in Recife on Dec. 12.

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David Henrique Ferreira is held by his mother, Mylene, during a clinic visit on Dec. 13.

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Joao Guilherme receives aquatic physiotherapy treatment from Dr. Karen Maciel at a clinic in Recife on Dec. 13.

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David Henrique Ferreira is held by his grandfather Severino in their home in Recife on Dec. 15.

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