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Global Spread of Leprosy Tied to Human Migration

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Science  13 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5724, pp. 936-937
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5724.936a

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On page 1040, microbiologists use rare DNA differences among leprosy strains culled from various corners of the world to infer an East African or Near East origin of the disease.