In rural areas of France several babies were born without arms. So far 9 babies have been found to be afflicted with this disability but the search for others continues. For now, the cause is being described as “congenital” but baby boomers remember the Thalidomide crisis nearly 60 years ago during which over 10,000 children were born with a range of severe and debilitating malformations. The cause of the present deformations is unknown and may never be discovered, which is very unsettling for the parents, to say the least. Let us hope that this is either a singular event or that the French authorities find out what caused this tragedy.
France: Babies Born Without Arms