A Medieval Skeleton Holds Clues to Leprosy's Spread

February 24, 2017 01:02 AM
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Leprosy, despite its horrible reputation, is a very curable disease. But there are still more than 200,000 cases reported every year, most of them in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and parts of Africa. To fully understand the disease, doctors and archaeologists are examining the skeletons of people who had the disease hundreds of years ago. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.