"V. rested after a bath at a children's shelter north of Recife, Brazil. V., who is 5 months old, was born with #microcephaly. Before she was born, her mother had already decided to leave her in a shelter. Many young parents, already struggling amid Brazil's worst economic crisis in decades, wonder how to cope with microcephaly, an incurable condition in which infants are born with abnormally small heads. Nurses and doctors find themselves overwhelmed by the brain damage found in hundreds of newborns. This #nytweekender, we'll be sharing more photos by @limauricio, a freelance photographer on assignment for @nytimes in Brazil." By nytimes on Instagram.
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