October 4, 2018
It’s been three years since the Zika epidemic swept across Brazil. Rachel Martin talks to BBC producer William Kremer about the thousands of babies born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Three years ago, the Zika epidemic swept across Brazil. As a result, thousands of babies were born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, among other impairments that come with that. Around the same time, BBC producer William Kremer had a child of his own who was also born with microcephaly, although not because of Zika.
Kremer wanted to know how Brazil’s so-called Zika babies were developing, so we went there and produced a radio documentary called “Zika Love Stories.” Among the people he met there were Germana Soares. She’s the head of a support group for parents called the United Mothers of Angels.