The Unexpected Cause Of This Awful Disease Lay Right Underfoot – NPR


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The Unexpected Cause Of This Awful Disease Lay Right Underfoot
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After you see a case of elephantiasis, you can never forget it. People’s legs, feet and toes swell up so much that they can’t walk. Or move easily. The skin thickens and breaks open, creating ulcers and infections. “It causes so much pain. So much pain
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