Marrying a girl whose family has disorders due to cousin marriage.

Patient

Q: I have an option of getting married to a girl whose family has disorders. Basically the girl's siblings have defects (brother is deaf and mute), younger sister is a bit dumb. This is because the girl's parents are cousins who got married.

Will this affect my kid if I get married to this girl. She is the only one who is normal in the family and the eldest child of the family.

Please help.

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