Baby born with four legs in Mozam­bique

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MAPUTO — Doc­tors are as­sess­ing a baby born with four legs in west­ern Mozam­bique to see if the child can be op­er­ated upon, a re­port says.

The baby, whose sex was not given, has just been born in Manica Prov­ince, ac­cord­ing to the Mag­a­zine In­de­pen­dente.

“The mother had a nor­mal birth and was not sus­pi­cious of any­thing dur­ing the ges­ta­tion pe­riod,” said the weekly, which is pub­lished in Por­tuguese.

A baby with three legs was also born in the prov­ince this month, said the weekly.

On­line reports sug­gested that the baby with three legs had died. Birth ab­nor­mal­i­ties like this are oc­ca­sion­ally re­ported in the re­gion, where pre­na­tal scans are not al­ways avail­able.

In Jan­uary 2014, a baby was born with four legs (two of them joined) in ru­ral Mhon­doro, cen­tral Zim­babwe.

The of­fi­cial Her­ald said then that doc­tors in Harare had told the child’s par­ents that their baby may have been a twin at con­cep­tion. — News24

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