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Leprosy Affects Millions But Can Be Wiped Out, Expert Says

Millions of people live with the effects of leprosy and tens of thousands of new cases are reported every year, but the debilitating disease can be eliminated given enough resources, an organization helping to curb the disease said. It is one of the oldest known diseases, first mentioned in written records in 600 BC, and affects the poorest and most marginalized communities. If untreated, it can lead to permanent disability. Although the number of cases has plummeted from 5.2 million...

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