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USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA
RTX6EOXZ
October 11, 2018
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis...
CARVILLE, UNITED STATES
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis...
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis W. Long National Guard Center in Carville, Louisiana, U.S., July 6, 2018. Picture taken July 6, 2018. To match Special Report USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA REUTERS/Joshua Schneyer
USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA
RTX6EOXN
October 11, 2018
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis...
CARVILLE, UNITED STATES
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis...
Markes for former leprosy patients line a graveyard in the former leprosy colony at what is now the Gillis W. Long National Guard Center in Carville, Louisiana, U.S., July 6, 2018. Picture taken July 6, 2018. To match Special Report USA-MILITARY/LOUISIANA REUTERS/Joshua Schneyer
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1WTVF
August 10, 2018
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on...
Karachi, Pakistan
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on...
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on the first death anniversary at ChristianÕs Gora Cemetery in Karachi, Pakistan August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1WTVE
August 10, 2018
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on...
Karachi, Pakistan
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on...
A leprosy patient grieves at the grave of the German-born nun Dr Ruth Pfau, during a prayer service on the first death anniversary at ChristianÕs Gora Cemetery in Karachi, Pakistan August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1CEIW
August 19, 2017
A nun touches the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during her funeral at the Marie Adelaide...
Karachi, Pakistan
Nun touches the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during funeral at the MALC in Karachi...
A nun touches the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during her funeral at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) in Karachi, Pakistan August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1CEI7
August 19, 2017
People gather around the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during her funeral at the Marie...
Karachi, Pakistan
People gather around coffin of German-born nun Dr. Pfau, during funeral at MALC in Karachi
People gather around the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during her funeral at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) in Karachi, Pakistan August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1CEI6
August 19, 2017
People comfort each other during the funeral of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, at the Marie Adelaide...
Karachi, Pakistan
People comfort each other during funeral of German-born nun Dr. Pfau, at MALC in Karachi
People comfort each other during the funeral of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) in Karachi, Pakistan August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1CEHZ
August 19, 2017
A nun kisses the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during a funeral at the Marie Adelaide...
Karachi, Pakistan
Nun kisses the coffin of the German-born nun Dr. Pfau, during funeral at MALC in Karachi
A nun kisses the coffin of the German-born Sister Dr. Ruth Pfau, during a funeral at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) in Karachi, Pakistan August 19, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1B6NH
August 10, 2017
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan...
Karachi, Pakistan
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2014. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1B6NG
August 10, 2017
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan...
Karachi, Pakistan
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2014. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
PAKISTAN-NUN/
RTS1B6NE
August 10, 2017
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan...
Karachi, Pakistan
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi
German-born nun Ruth Pfau attends a press conference at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2014. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
INDIA/
RTR3HUHH
March 20, 2014
A leprosy-affected patient waits for exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's arrival at a leprosy...
New Delhi, India
A leprosy-affected patient waits for the Dalai Lama's arrival at a leprosy colony in New Delhi
A leprosy-affected patient waits for exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's arrival at a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3HUHG
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama leaves after visiting a leprosy colony in New Delhi March...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama leaves after visiting a leprosy colony in New Delhi
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama leaves after visiting a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3HUH3
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (C) laughs as he holds the hands of leprosy-affected...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama laughs as he holds the hands of leprosy-affected patients...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (C) laughs as he holds the hands of leprosy-affected patients during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR3HUG4
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) jokingly arm wrestles with a leprosy-affected patient...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama jokingly arm wrestles with a leprosy-affected patient...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) jokingly arm wrestles with a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3HUCG
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR3HUCD
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3HUBT
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) speaks with a leprosy-affected patient during his...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama speaks with a leprosy-affected patient during his visit...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) speaks with a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
Health
Health
Myanmar's Leprosy Hospice - 24 Jan 2014
13 PICTURES
MYANMAR/
RTX17QPH
January 23, 2014
A prosthetic leg is seen in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21,...
Yangon, Myanmar
A prosthetic leg is seen in Myanchaung Leprosy hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
A prosthetic leg is seen in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QPG
January 23, 2014
Patients prepare for their meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients prepare for their meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patients prepare for their meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QPF
January 23, 2014
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QPE
January 23, 2014
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patient Thein Hla, 58, eats her meal in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QP5
January 23, 2014
Patients stand at the doorway of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients stand at the doorway of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patients stand at the doorway of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QP3
January 23, 2014
Patients sit in the garden of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21,...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients sit in the garden of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patients sit in the garden of Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QP2
January 23, 2014
A patient stands in the dinning room as he wait to eats his meal in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu...
Yangon, Myanmar
A patient stands in the dinning room as he wait to eats his meal in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu...
A patient stands in the dinning room as he wait to eats his meal in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOZ
January 23, 2014
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township....
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township....
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township. Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOY
January 23, 2014
Patients pass the time in their dormitory in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients pass the time in their dormitory in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division...
Patients pass the time in their dormitory in Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOW
January 23, 2014
A patient shows the effects of leprosy on his hands in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon...
Yangon, Myanmar
A patient shows the effects of leprosy on his hands in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon...
A patient shows the effects of leprosy on his hands in Myanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOV
January 23, 2014
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division
Patient Win May, 77, lies in bed at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17QOU
January 23, 2014
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township,...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township,...
Patients pray for donors before they eat their meal at Mayanchaung Leprosy Hospice, Halegu township, Yangon Division January 21, 2014. The hospice was founded in 1989 and houses 118 people. About 3,000 people are newly diagnosed with leprosy in Myanmar every year and about 300,000 people have been cured of the disease since 1991, according to the Myanmar Leprosy Mission. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Syria Unrest
Syria Unrest
Outbreak of Tropical Disease - 12 Feb 2013
7 PICTURES
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN5F
February 11, 2013
Garbage fills a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported...
Aleppo, Syria
Garbage fills a street in Aleppo
Garbage fills a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN5D
February 11, 2013
Residents stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir...
Aleppo, Syria
Residents stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo
Residents stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN5C
February 11, 2013
Men stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor...
Aleppo, Syria
Men stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo
Men stand near garbage filling a street in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN5A
February 11, 2013
A medical laboratory technician views blood samples from patients showing symptoms of leishmaniasis through...
Aleppo, Syria
A medical laboratory technician views blood samples from patients showing symptoms of leishmaniasis through...
A medical laboratory technician views blood samples from patients showing symptoms of leishmaniasis through a microscope at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN55
February 11, 2013
Blood samples, collected from people showing symptoms of leishmaniasis, wait to be processed at a hospital...
Aleppo, Syria
Blood samples, collected from people showing symptoms of leishmaniasis, wait to be processed at a hospital...
Blood samples, collected from people showing symptoms of leishmaniasis, wait to be processed at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN52
February 11, 2013
A man with a hand showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo, February...
Aleppo, Syria
A man with a hand showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo
A man with a hand showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN4X
February 11, 2013
A woman with a foot showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo, February...
Aleppo, Syria
A woman with a foot showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo
A woman with a foot showing symptoms of leishmaniasis waits to be treated at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN4U
February 11, 2013
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013....
Aleppo, Syria
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN4R
February 11, 2013
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013....
Aleppo, Syria
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS/NORTH
RTR3DN4Q
February 11, 2013
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013....
Aleppo, Syria
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of leishmaniasis at a hospital in Aleppo, February 11, 2013. Doctors in Aleppo and Deir al-Zor have reported outbreaks of leishmaniasis, an endemic tropical disease transmitted by sand-flies that causes skin ulcers resembling leprosy, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Poor waste management and lack of hygiene have fuelled its spread, but the U.N. agency is trying to deliver medicines to both hotspots, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told a news briefing. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S6E
July 10, 2012
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Puello, 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua in the...
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, sits in a wheelchair at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S5M
July 10, 2012
Julia Ramirez (L), a 74-year-old leprosy affected woman, sits on her bed at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Ramirez sits on her bed at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio
Julia Ramirez (L), a 74-year-old leprosy affected woman, sits on her bed at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S5J
July 10, 2012
Women affected by Leprosy, Yolanda Guillen (L), 77, and Ramona Caceres, 73, look on at the isolated village...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Women affected by Leprosy look on at isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio
Women affected by Leprosy, Yolanda Guillen (L), 77, and Ramona Caceres, 73, look on at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S5D
July 10, 2012
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Puello, 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua in the...
Domingo Puello, a 71-year-old leprosy affected man, repairs a cell phone at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S5B
July 10, 2012
Julia Ramirez, a 74-year-old leprosy affected woman, puts on her socks at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Ramirez puts on her socks at isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio
Julia Ramirez, a 74-year-old leprosy affected woman, puts on her socks at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S55
July 10, 2012
Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, holds a radio at the isolated village of Nigua in...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Areas holds radio at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio
Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, holds a radio at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosys hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S4Z
July 10, 2012
Yolanda Guillen, a 77-year-old leprosy affected woman, passes the time at the isolated village of Nigua...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Guillen passes time at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio
Yolanda Guillen, a 77-year-old leprosy affected woman, passes the time at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosys hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S4X
July 10, 2012
Yolanda Guillen, a 77-year-old leprosy affected woman, sits holding a radio at the isolated village of...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Guillen, a 77-year-old leprosy affected woman, sits holding radio at isolated village of Nigua in the...
Yolanda Guillen, a 77-year-old leprosy affected woman, sits holding a radio at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosys hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPERS
RTR34S4V
July 10, 2012
A man affeced by Leprosy, Nicolas Gomez, 69, passes time while sitting in a wheel chair at the isolated...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Man affeced by Leprosy passes time while sitting in wheel chair at isolated village of Nigua in Leprocomio...
A man affeced by Leprosy, Nicolas Gomez, 69, passes time while sitting in a wheel chair at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S4R
July 10, 2012
Women affected by leprosy, Florinda Rodriguez (L), 49, and Ramona Caceres, 73, sit in wheelchairs at...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Women affected by leprosy sit in wheelchairs at isolated village of Nigua in Leprocomio
Women affected by leprosy, Florinda Rodriguez (L), 49, and Ramona Caceres, 73, sit in wheelchairs at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosy hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
DOMINICANREPUBLIC/LEPER
RTR34S52
July 09, 2012
A nun tends to Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in...
NIZAO/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Nun tends to Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio...
A nun tends to Joaquin Areas, a 65-year-old leprosy affected man, at the isolated village of Nigua in the Leprocomio (Leprosys hospital), south of Santo Domingo July 9, 2012. More than 300 lepers and recovered lepers live, with the government's support, in the isolated village founded by Catholic nuns 90 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR30A92
April 03, 2012
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Danish...
Mumbai, India
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai
A woman affected by leprosy begs for alms at a traffic junction in Mumbai April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXWRL3
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid holds a cup of coffee during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid holds a cup of coffee during her visit to a Leprosy and TB centre in New Delhi...
Belgium's Princess Astrid holds a cup of coffee during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH)
INDIA/
RTXWRKW
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid (C) speaks with an official as a patient (in blue) looks on during her visit...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid speaks with an official as a patient looks on during her visit to a Leprosy...
Belgium's Princess Astrid (C) speaks with an official as a patient (in blue) looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTXWRKI
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and TB centre in New Delhi
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH)
INDIA/
RTXWRKC
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks through a microscope at a sample of Leprosy Bacilli during her visit...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks at a sample of Leprosy Bacilli during her visit to a Leprosy and TB centre...
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks through a microscope at a sample of Leprosy Bacilli during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH)
INDIA/
RTXWRK0
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and TB centre in New Delhi
Belgium's Princess Astrid looks on during her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH)
INDIA/
RTXWRJZ
January 19, 2011
Belgium's Princess Astrid prepares to take a seat at a tent during a break in her visit to a Leprosy...
New Delhi, India
Belgium's Princess Astrid prepares to take a seat at a tent during a break in her visit to a Leprosy...
Belgium's Princess Astrid prepares to take a seat at a tent during a break in her visit to a Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) centre in New Delhi January 19, 2011. Princess Astrid is on a two-day visit to India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ROYALS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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