Baby born with brain outside head

Baby born with brain outside his head 
By: Eva Fett 

It is heartbreaking to witness innocent little babies being born sick and deformed.

A South African doctor said that a baby, who was born with his brain outside his head, has died after being alive for three weeks.

A doctor on duty at the hospital when the baby died said on Monday, that Sibusiso Mokoena’s condition is known as anencephaly, and this was the cause of his death. Dr. Ntumda Mutondo said that she performed CPR on the child, but could not revive him. Mutondo said the baby died on Wednesday.

Sibusiso, known as Baby Mokoena in South Africa, was born on July 4, the U.S. Independence Day.

Babies born with anencephaly usually do not survive for long. Doctors say that some of the main causes of this disease are a deficiency in folic acid and certain vitamins during pregnancy.

This disease however is not very common.