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A mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain lasting for years has spread to the continental U.S. after infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America.
My fellow blogger Kate Chappell has been suffering. Here is her account of her sickness, and I wish her a full recovery. A Facebook friend of mine who is an expert on medicinal herbs sent me this recipe, which I am sharing here for those suffering from Chik V. I understand this will help to reduce the pain and other symptoms: "Juice the leafy parts of a pawpaw leaf, not the veins, just the leafy parts. Drink about one tablespoonful; the blood platelet levels should rise to normal levels in 3 hours and one will achieve some relief. Also eat body-supportive food. Mix some fresh grated turmeric in a little coconut or olive oil in a pan and heat it sufficiently for the oil to turn red, add a pinch of black pepper and let it cool. then uise this to rub on the itch and the joints." Please share!