Traditional Senegalese medicine

Traditional Senegalese medicine

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Traditional Senegalese medicine. Microbiologist using a microscope to examine mud samples used by woman from the Bedick ethnic group, in eastern Senegal. Traditionally, the mud was applied to the skin to prevent leprosy. The mud has been tested and found to contain bacteria that can protect against some diseases. This work is being carried out by researchers from University College London.

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