Medieval Pilgrims and Leprosy

One of the skeletons buried in the leprosy cemetery in Winchester appears to have been a pilgrim.

1.26.2017

CHR Comment: The spread of leprosy preceded the crusades. Europeans may have contracted the disease while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and brought it back to western Europe.

Source: Leprosy: Medieval pilgrim burial sheds light on how disease spread