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Comment #2823198 by William Nunan

William Nunan Aug 22nd 2014, 9:15 AM #

“Less than one person per 10,000″.
This appears to be a criteria applied by countries where leprosy is endemic.
German Missionaries were making great advances in the treatment of lepers in Peru.
Overnight the Government decided that leprosy would be a bad advertisement for tourism and declared that it no longer had a problem.
The missionaries were sent home and now there is a problem.
Ignorance ensures that the leprosy continues.

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In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.


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