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Despite Progress Leprosy Still a Threat in Senegal

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January 23, 2014
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The Petite Cote, the sun-drenched heart of Senegal's tourist industry, boasts mile-upon-mile of shimmering Atlantic coastline shaded by towering cocoa palms -- and the country's largest former leper colony.


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