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Battling leprosy in Brazil

Millions of Thalidomide pills are dispensed in Brazil, mostly to treat leprosy's painful complications.

As a proportion of the population Brazil is the worst country in the world for the disease and each year more than 35,000 people are diagnosed with the condition.

Angus Crawford looks at how health workers are taking the fight against leprosy out into the slums.

  • 23 Jul 2013
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