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Horizon

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The New Face of Leprosy
Leprosy is feared as a highly contagious and grossly disfiguring disease which is incurable and only strikes in the Third World. None of these ideas are true.
In the USA last year there were new cases of leprosy.
One of them, Marit, is 14 and Danish by birth. She will recover completely and have no deformities whatsoever, thanks to a cure discovered 30 years ago at Carville
Hospital, on the banks of the Mississippi river.
Leprosy is seldom highly contagious and 95 out of every 100 individuals are immune to it, wherever they live. Even deformities - which are not caused directly by the disease - can now be alleviated by surgery.
But despite the cure and natural immunity, there are still 12 million victims throughout the world. Why? Narrator Paul Vaughan Film editor JOHN GAREAU
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL Written and produced by MICHAEL SELVA BARNES

Contributors

Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: John Gareau
Editor: Robin Brightwell
Produced By: Michael Selva Barnes

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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