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Health officials confirm Riverside County child has leprosy


Los Angeles Times - Sep 23, 2016
Health officials in Riverside County confirmed Friday that an elementary schoolchild has Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy. The child appears to have contracted the rare disease from “someone that had been diagnosed with Hansen's disease who ...
 

World health leaders must go the last mile to eliminate leprosy


STAT - Sep 20, 2016
Given that effective treatment for leprosy 3 (also known as Hansen's disease) has been in existence for several decades, its continuing global burden represents “unfinished business” by world health leaders. That's the theme for the 19th International ...
 

Vaccine brings new hope to India's largest leprosy colony


BBC News - Sep 12, 2016
With nearly 60% of all new leprosy cases being recorded in India, the government begins an intensive programme to eliminate the dreaded disease.
 

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Moloka'i


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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Parents Demand Answers After Jurupa Valley Leprosy Scare


Some parents refused to send their children to school Tuesday after receiving a warning about two possible cases of leprosy affecting students at Indian Hills ...
 

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Leprosy Instructional Tutorial Video CanadaQBank.com Video: http://youtu.be/bJNfecT5bFg.
 

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 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.
 

Signs & Symptoms of Leprosy (Hindi)


Video produced by The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) http://tlmindia.org.