The Shadow of Leprosy

World Leprosy Day was started in 1954 to draw awareness to those affected by the disease. This year, it’s being commemorated on Jan 25.

IN ancient times, the mere mention of leprosy struck fear and horror into the hearts of communities.

The first effective treatment became available in the 1940s. Prior to that, people affected by the disease were condemned to a life without hope, suffering the complications and disfigurement that is a hallmark of the disease.

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