In the mountains of southwest China lie a remote group of settlements known in Chinese as kangfu cun - literally, 'recovery villages'. More commonly though, they're known simply as 'leprosy villages'.
Though their fight against the disease is long over - none of the villagers is contagious - fear of leprosy remains widespread. Discriminated against for decades, today the villagers are fighting to change the perception of the outside world.
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