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In addition to those five babies, eight other infants have tested positive for Zika but have not shown evidence of problems, The New York Times reported.
All of the cases were associated with travel, including six that involved sexual transmission of the virus by a partner who had visited regions hardest hit by Zika, The Times reported.
"Today's news is a reminder that Zika continues to be a threat to pregnant women and their babies," city health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said.
"We are closely following all babies born to mothers who test positive for Zika infection and will connect parents to available services to improve their child's quality of life," she added, The Times reported.
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