Health Awareness

Everything You Need to Know About Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. The bacteria – “Mycobacterium leprae” causes leprosy. It can be transmitted through droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person or through contact with infected tissue or bodily fluids. There were 127,558 new leprosy cases detected globally in 2020, according to official figures from 139 countries from the 6 WHO Regions. Types of Leprosy There are three types of leprosy: tuberculoid leprosy, lepromatous leprosy, and borderline leprosy. Tuberculoid leprosy is the most common type of disease. It is characterized by […]

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