Images Of Bombay Leprosy Project Operations As Leprosy Return Shows Neglect in India of Ancient Blight

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Vivek V. Pai , doctor and head of the Bombay Leprosy Project ,... News PhotoAsia,Bacterium,Child,Doctor,Examining,Finance,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,India,Indian Subcontinent,Infectious Disease,Leprosy,Magnifying Glass,Mumbai,WoundPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergVivek V. Pai , doctor and head of the Bombay Leprosy Project (BLP), examines skin lesions on a child's face with a magnifying glass at the organization's referral center in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. While leprosy, described in Indian texts from the 6th century BC, has been cleared from the developed world, its regaining ground in India, which has become the biggest source of cases imported into the U.K. and Australia. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images