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.

A man with Leprosy (Picture: Alamy)

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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

More than 50 people are diagnosed with leprosy each day in many of the world’s poorest countries. Photographer Matilda Temperley has worked on a project examining leprosy in Ghana

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.

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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