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Pregnant woman from CT with Zika virus speaks out

Sara Mujica is a pregnant woman from Connecticut who has tested positive for Zika virus. (WFSB) Sara Mujica is a pregnant woman from Connecticut who has tested positive for Zika virus. (WFSB)
DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A pregnant woman from Connecticut recently tested positive for the Zika virus, and now she is speaking out.

Sara Mujica, 17 from Danbury, is in Honduras right now where her fiancée lives. The two are planning to be married in a few weeks, and she will return back to the state after that.

On Tuesday, the state’s Department of Public Health said she had tested positive for Zika virus after traveling in Central America.

The state’s health department is now urging her to come home.

Eyewitness News spoke with Mujica on Wednesday, who said she isn’t feeling her best.

“I had a fever and I started getting rashes all over my back, my legs, my face, my arms I had a rash everywhere,” Mujica said.

She said she got pregnant at the end of February with her fiancée Victor Cruz, who lives in Honduras.

When she came back to Connecticut on March 30, she knew something was wrong.

“I knew it (Zika virus) was around and I was thinking it was Zika and of course I was thinking that. No one wants to go through that when they are pregnant and have a baby that might possibly come out deformed,” Mujica said.

She went back to Honduras to be with her fiancée and to move forward with their planned wedding, and to figure out together what to do next.

“I am very nervous. I don’t know what to do exactly. I don’t want to say I don’t know if I should have an abortion or just take what God gave me,” Mujica said.

Her fiancée wants her to keep the baby. She said her mother, whom she lives with in Danbury, would like her to make her own decision.

In the meantime, she said she doesn’t want to come back to Connecticut without her future husband.

He has no work visa, so she needs his government paperwork to be processed quickly once they marry so he can come to the United States as a spouse.

Also, her prepaid return ticket is not scheduled until July and she said she does not have the money to pay the change fee to come back earlier.

She will be treated at Danbury Hospital once she returns.

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