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.

'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.

C/n 024602 12-9-1996 30th Anniversary of International Leprosy Asscoc Welcome Trust in London Princess Diana Photo By:dave Chancellor-alpha-Globe Photos, Inc 1996

C/n 024602 12-9-1996 30th Anniversary of International Leprosy Asscoc Welcome Trust in London Princess Diana Photo By:dave Chancellor-alpha-Globe Photos, Inc 1996

Naaman healed of leprosy craft 2 Kings 5. Free printable, picture slides through slits so children can dunk Naaman into the water and have him come up clean.

Naaman healed of leprosy craft 2 Kings 5. Free printable, picture slides through slits so children can dunk Naaman into the water and have him come up clean.

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