Leprosy – a disease of the past? – In pictures

Leprosy – a disease of the past? – In pictures

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As India rolls out the world’s first leprosy vaccine, Dr Alex Kumar visits Anandaban hospital and outpatient clinic in Nepal to document the journey from diagnosis to rehabilitation
24 Nov 2016 - General
Leprosy is one of the most historically scary diseases. Statistics show that a new case is diagnosed every two minutes around the world. The disease manifestations include nerve damage and muscle weakness that can lead to deformities, blindness and i...
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Leprosy is also a commonly encountered disease in the Philippine setting. It isn't as rampant as tuberculosis but there are still a lot of cases. In our country, local health centers give out free medicine for those who are infected. Just after a...
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