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Salesian Missionaries Operate Leprosy Program, Hospital in Tonj ...

ReliefWeb - Dec 7, 2016
Salesian missionaries have been working in Tonj, a town in the northwest region of South Sudan, for several years. Their focus has been on providing education ...

Leprosy diagnosis in north Qld

SBS - Dec 8, 2016
A person has been diagnosed with leprosy in north Queensland. They tested positive in Townsville following multiple visits to Papua New Guinea where leprosy is endemic. Health authorities say the Australian-born patient, who is being treated with ...

Aerosolized Transmission of Leprosy May Cause it to Persist

Contagionlive.com - Dec 7, 2016
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease, is a slow-growing chronic condition that can result in painful skin lesions and sores, among other symptoms. Although uncommon in the United States, it remains a problematic disease worldwide, particularly in ...

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by: Alan Brennert

This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.

Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i.
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Gift of Pain, The

by: Paul Brand, Philip Yancey
A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can―it does. But it’s no utopia. It’s a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God’s great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence.
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The Island

by: Victoria Hislop

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past.
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What Happens When You Get Leprosy?

Many associate leprosy with colonies of lepers with missing limbs, but is this disease really 'flesh eating'? Trace breaks it down here. Where Do Leper Colonies ...


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What is leprosy?

Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease affecting the skin and nerves. Watch this to find out more about how leprosy affects people in poverty in India.

5 Infectious Facts About Leprosy | What the Stuff?!

Leprosy is a serious health concern in a few populations around the world, but it's actually very treatable these days, especially if it's caught early, and it has a ...

What leprosy does to a person

Watch this short video to find out what leprosy does to a person -- and how it can be cured! Go to www.effecthope.org to help now.