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Treeman (Small)

It’s a real picture of an Indonesian man named Dede. He cut his knee as a teenager and as a result became infected with a particularly prolific version of the HPV virus – the virus more commonly associated with genital warts. Locally known as “The Tree Man”, Dede has lost many jobs (as well as his wife) due to the disease. Dr Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland says that Dede has a rare genetic fault that keeps his immune system from stopping the spread of the growths, and that he could be treated with a synthetic form of vitamin A.

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