A South African child, Sibusiso Mokoena, who was born with his brain outside of his head has died, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Baby Mokoena was born on July 4 and lived three weeks before succumbing to anencephaly.
"Anencephaly typically occurs during a woman's first month of pregnancy, often before she knows she's she pregnant. Doctors say some of the main causes of the condition are vitamin and folic acid deficiencies during pregnancy. In the U.S., Hispanic mothers are at an increased risk for having a child with anencephaly for reasons unknown. About 1 in every 4,859 U.S. babies is born with the condition. Unfortunately, almost all babies born with anencephaly will die shortly after birth."
[If you're curious to see what the child looked like, click here to see pictures from CBS]
Baby Mokoena died on July 25. The doctor on duty, Dr. Ntumda Mutondo, told the Associated Press on Monday that she performed CPR on the child but was unable to resuscitate him.