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Fatima, 65, suffering from the advanced stages of leprosy, has disfigured hands and toes, at a home for the handicapped sponsored by the Helping Hands Scandinavian charity October 12, 2010 in Yakawlang, Afghanistan. | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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Leprosy Invades the Human Nervous System Like a Trojan Horse

The only disease mentioned in the Bible behaves like immunity disorders rather than other bacteria, using the body’s defenses against itself.

How mycobacterium leprae damages nerves | Ramakrishnan Laboratory, University of Cambridge