From leprosy to seclusion
Fear always come with ignorance. Dry leprosy is unknown and we just remember that wizened faces and blind eyes.
Maybe this fear and ignorance caused that dry leprosy patients have left away at the edge of town to live alone.
Probably the seclusion of lepers in case of their poverty make them to increase their emotional indigence and afraid of others. Thus, this everlasting wrong chain of fear continued; lepers and the rest of society separated of each other more than usual.
This separation has big pain on leprosy's soul which might be much more than old scars pain.
This story is including photos of leprosy neighborhood in Mashhad city, Iran.