Is Leprosy Contagious ?   

       Leprosy is caused by bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, which is a slow acting organism, and it takes several years for the symptoms to develop after a person gets infected.

It is also known that nearly 95 percent of the population is safe from getting infected by this disease as their immune system is capable of fighting off the infection.More...

How To Avoid Getting Leprosy

How To Avoid Getting Leprosy

Leprosy is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. It is not very contagious and it has long incubation period. It is difficult to transmit and spread this disease. When a person becomes infected, it takes several years before the symptoms become noticeable. More...

 

Death Rate Of Leprosy

Death Rate Of Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium lepromatosis. It is also known as Hansen's disease named after G.A. Hansen, who discovered the bacillus. This disease has affected mankind from ancient times since at least 600 BC and was known to all ancient civilizations of China, Egypt and India. More...

 

Leprosy And India

Leprosy And India

Leprosy is an ancient disease and it is known to have existed in India from prehistoric times. It is considered that the spread of this disease to other parts of the world such as China, Egypt, Middle East, and Europe and subsequently to America took place through trade and war.More...

 

Leprosy Facts From The Middle Ages

Leprosy Facts From The Middle Ages

Leprosy, which is also known as Hansen’s disease, is a disease known for causing severe deformities. It was misunderstood and there were misconceptions about its cause, method of transmission, and treatment. Leprosy is a form of bacterial infection involving the skin, nerves and other tissues. More...

 

Recent Dates Of Outbreaks Of Leprosy

Recent Dates Of Outbreaks Of Leprosy

It is learned that leprosy gets diagnosed somewhere in the world at the rate of 1 case every 60 seconds. However, its outbreak is very rare in the United States. Only about 130 cases are discovered each year. This is found mostly among immigrants from Mexico, India and the Caribbean. The number has doubled from what it was in the year 2000.More...

 

 

    
 

Bacterial Infectious Diseases:

Leprosy-And-The-Effects-On-The-Community      Throughout the ages leprosy has been looked upon with contempt and horror. People affected by leprosy were generally isolated, banished from society and segregated. This practice has come about from ancient times on the assumption that leprosy is an incurable disease and also contagious which can spread easily and healthy population may get infected if exposed to the lepers. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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