Leprosy settlement resident, Indonesia

Leprosy settlement resident, Indonesia

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Caption: Leprosy settlement. Resident living at a settlement for people with leprosy. Leprosy is a neurological disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Damage to the nerves can lead to disfiguring skin lesions, deformities, and loss of the extremities. The disease is spread by droplet infection, but it is not very contagious and is curable with medication. It occurs more commonly among those living in poverty, and sufferers are often stigmatised. Photographed at the Jongaya settlement for people with leprosy in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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