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It's also known as "tree man" disease. Bajandra first noticed the peculiar branch-like growths on his hands when he was 10 years old and tried cutting them off by himself, his doctor, Samanta Lal Sen, told CNN. Now he's 30 and has one of the most severe cases of the condition ever recorded. "This is one of the most rare cases of disease that I have seen in Bangladesh, even in the world", said Lal Sen, the chief-coordinator of the surgery at Bangladesh's state-run Dhaka Medical Hospital. The skin lesions started appearing when Bajandra was 10 years old.
A rickshaw driver in a small town called Khulna, Bajandra had to give up his job as his condition got worse over time. The disease is caused by a defect in the immune system, which increases susceptibility to human papilloma virus (HPV). "The surgery is a lengthy process and will involve many [operations]. Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch. Talithia Williams: Own your body's data. Talithia Williams: Own your body's data. Indiana Gov. extends public health emergency due to HIV. As of Tuesday, there were 135 cases -- 129 confirmed, and six preliminary -- of HIV.
The increase has been linked to injection drug use, primarily of the prescription opioid opana. Pence issued an order in March for Scott County, which then had 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December. The county normally averages about five new cases a year. "Scott County is facing an epidemic of HIV. But this is not a Scott County problem -- this is an Indiana problem," Pence said in March. Officials expect more cases as more individuals are tested, particularly because it can take up to three months for HIV to appear in a person's system after initial infection. The emergency order was first issued last month and set to expire Friday, but now will be in place until May 24. A team from the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention was working on site with state and local officials.
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