China vows to revamp leprosy villages
.......The disease has now been officially eradicated in China, but the villages remain partly because the patients were unable to rebuild their lives after being institutionalised for decades.......
.......Leprosy is a curable disease of the skin and nerves but its victims have long been ostracised by society worldwide. The World Health Organisation says it has been eliminated from 113 of 122 countries where leprosy was considered a public health problem in 1985.
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