A man from County Armagh has been diagnosed with leprosy. The man, who wants to remain anonymous, is believed to have picked up the disease when he lived in Indonesia.
He said that when he became ill, his ears, lips and nose became swollen, he developed a rash and lost sensation in his arms and legs.
The man, who is receiving treatment for the condition at a London clinic, said he is now cured of the disease. He is hoping to be discharged from the clinic, where he has received treatment for several months.
He said he had become a minor medical celebrity during his time there.
"Every time I went to London for treatment, there’d be a doctor there from Amsterdam or France or wherever wanting to have a look at me," he said.