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Iraqi child born with rare “mermaid” syndrome in Muthanna

Muthanna (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi child was born with the rare sirenomelia syndrome, commonly known as the “mermaid” syndrome, according to local media.

According to the Iraqi Mawazin News Agency, the gynecology and pediatrics hospital in the southern Iraq province of Muthanna witnessed the birth of a child with the rare syndrome, which sees newborns having conjoined legs, giving the semblance of the mythical creature.

It is estimated that one in each 60000 newborns are affected with the case, and those usually die shortly after.

 

 



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