The simple utterance of the world leprosy strikes a multitude of emotions into the hearts and imaginations of everyday people, even in our modern, progressive world. Fear and stigma continues to be a major challenge for those with Hansenís Disease, despite advances in multi-drug treatment and understanding the molecular basis of the disease. It could be argued, however, that leprosy is still not well understood; indeed, leprosyís gradual elimination from the global has done little to shed the mystique and quiet awe mankind holds this ancient pestilence. This website hopes to give the reader a visually oriented text to learn about all aspects of this disease.
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Last Updated: May 22nd 2006
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Mark Liao, Class of 2007, firstname.lastname@example.org
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& Pestilence: Infectious Public Health Challenges
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