By: Sushma Santhana
How is leprosy transmitted?
What are the symptoms associated with leprosy?
What are the different types of leprosy and what are some similar diseases?
How is leprosy affecting people around the world?
The History of Leprosy
This is an image of Kalaupapa in Molokai, Hawaii, the former leper colony. In 1980, it was turned into a historical park. This is what it looked like ten years ago.
This is what a person with leprosy in the Middle Ages would be wearing and carrying with them
Leper Colony Conditions
These are the conditions some leper houses had to endure.
Treatment and Cure
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Borderline Tuberculoid Leprosy Skin Lesion. Digital image. Standford. Stanford. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.
Brain in Transparent Head with Red Nerves. Digital image. Vivid Method. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
Crowded area with poor sanitation. Digital image. Harvard. Harvard, 2006. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.
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Former Leper Colony. Digital image. Airphotona. Airphotona, 28 Feb. 2004. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.
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Newly Detected Leprosy Patients 1999-2009. Digital image. Community Eye Health Journal. Community Eye Health. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.
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