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Leprosy - A disease of the peripheral nervous system and upper mucosa of the respiratory tract that causes external skin lesions.  This disease has affected humans for more than 4000 years and has turned its' victims into social outcasts, forcing them to spend their lives awau from others in leper colonies.

Leprosy - A disease of the peripheral nervous system and upper mucosa of the respiratory tract that causes external skin lesions. This disease has affected humans for more than 4000 years and has turned its' victims into social outcasts, forcing them to spend their lives awau from others in leper colonies.

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'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

Inside Canterbury Cathedral:  King Henry IV (1367-1399-1413 (a mature looking 46 on his death, possibly via leprosy)), nephew of the Black Prince, and his Queen, Joan of Navarre.  Henry came to the throne via a coup which removed and eventually murdered Richard II (son of the Black Prince) in Henry's favour.

Inside Canterbury Cathedral: King Henry IV (1367-1399-1413 (a mature looking 46 on his death, possibly via leprosy)), nephew of the Black Prince, and his Queen, Joan of Navarre. Henry came to the throne via a coup which removed and eventually murdered Richard II (son of the Black Prince) in Henry's favour.

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'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

"Don't open my bandage!" the leprosy patient cried out. For years, the patient believed they had the disease because of their sin. ⠀ ⠀ Sakshi (pictured), a woman missionary, knew exactly how they felt.⠀ ⠀ "No, no, this is not some sin," Sakshi said. "I myself have gone through this." Read more: [link in bio]⠀

"Don't open my bandage!" the leprosy patient cried out. For years, the patient believed they had the disease because of their sin. ⠀ ⠀ Sakshi (pictured), a woman missionary, knew exactly how they felt.⠀ ⠀ "No, no, this is not some sin," Sakshi said. "I myself have gone through this." Read more: [link in bio]⠀

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