American Survival Radio
In this episode of American Survival Radio, a new list of bad outcomes in newborns from the Zika virus includes something called Arthrogryposis, a condition where limbs and joints are deformed and fixed in position. Although this may be seen occasionally as “clubfoot”, 6 of 7 microcephalic babies with Zika were found to have it in multiple joints, perhaps indicating major damage to nerves outside the brain from the virus.
Also, Joe Alton, MD travels to the Zika outbreak zone in Miami where, believe it or not, his dad had a business and the good doctor worked in his youth. He visits, amid areas of standing water, the grave of Miami’s first doctor and adds some thoughts on how things have changed in the Zika zone, and how things haven’t.