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Leprosy a serious problem in Brazil, Sudan

January 26, 2012 |  4:28 pm

Animators in Britain decided to drop a scene that made light of leprosy from an upcoming movie, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits,"  after leprosy support groups complained. Leprosy is still a serious problem in many parts of the world, including Brazil and the Sudan, as this map from the World Health Organization shows:


Image: Leprosy rates as reported to the World Health Organization in January 2011. Source: World Health Organization


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