Leprosy is back! Are you in danger?
So, what changed? When did it transform from plague to rarity? Scientists have debated the question for years. However, researchers may have an answer. Their study of a mass grave at a 15th century leper colony offers a clue as to why the one-time scourge of humanity has all but vanished from western Europe, reports Anna Haensch for National Public Radio. She cites a study published in Science magazine which says human beings themselves changed to overcome the once-prevalent skin disease.
Hope for Hansen’s founder Michelle Bernal with a patient (Hope for Hansen’s)
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