RARE DISEASE AFFLICTS BRAZILIAN VILLAGE

The small Brazilian village of Araras, tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of the country's midwest, is home to what is thought to be the largest single group of people suffering from the rare inherited skin disease.

Those with the disease are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet rays from sunlight and highly susceptible to skin cancers. It robs victims of the ability to repair the damage caused by the sun.

That's a particularly vexing burden in Araras, a tropical farming community where outdoor work is vital for survival



 
   

   

   

   
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