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epidemiology of leprosy

As reported to WHO by 115 countries and territories in 2006, and publi...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
As reported to WHO by 115 countries and territories in 2006, and published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, the global registered prevalence of leprosy at the beginning of the year was 219,826 cases. New-case detection during the previous year (2005 - the last year for which full country information is available) was 296,499. The reason for the annual detections being higher than the prevalence at the end of the year can be explained by the fact that a proportion of new cases complete their treatment w
epidemiology of leprosy

Leprosy Epidemiology - 27 Jan 2017
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. While the organism is readily transmitted from person to person, it does not usually produce the clinical disease because of intrinsic human resistance to the ...
epidemiology of leprosy

US leprosy budget cut closes clinics, threatens research

Science Magazine - 02 Apr 2018
Leprosy, a much feared and stigmatized scourge in history, affects a tiny number of Americans, but Congress's decision to make a modest cut to its annual budget for care and research will have an outsize negative impact, leaders in the field warn ...
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Dr MD Gupte and Dr Atul Shah to get Gandhi award for leprosy today

Times of India - 24 Feb 2018
Dr Gupte is an expert in epidemiology and public health. He started working with Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation in 1976. The crowning glory in his anti-leprosy work has been the five arm international vaccine trial in south India recruiting 1,71 ...
epidemiology of leprosy

Top-post dispute may dampen Epidemiology Unit's disease combat task

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka - 03 Mar 2018
As controversy has erupted over the topmost post of the Epidemiology Unit with shouts of protests in health circles, there are also strong fears that Sri Lanka's much-commended public health system is set to crash with the next outbreak of disease ...
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The Epidemiology of Greyscale

ScienceBlogs (blog) - 23 Jun 2016
(6) I don't agree with several things in that article, written by a dermatologist. It concludes based mainly on symptoms and a bit on epidemiology that greyscale is something more like smallpox or HPV and largely rules out a leprosy-like illness. It ...
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World Health Organization (press release) - 01 Feb 2010
epidemiology of leprosy

Human Leprosy Is Rampant in British Red Squirrels

Gizmodo - 10 Nov 2016
British red squirrels are being afflicted by a medieval strain of leprosy that was thought to have disappeared from Europe over 700 years ago, according to a new DNA analysis. Researchers say the chances of the dreaded disease spreading to humans is ...
epidemiology of leprosy

Leprosy Prevention and Vaccination - 27 Jan 2017
Leprosy is endemic in several regions of the world. Currently the only protection has come from vaccination with BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), a single dose of which gives 50 percent or higher protection against the disease. BCG is a component of the ...
epidemiology of leprosy

Leprosy Stigma - 15 Mar 2017
Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacillary microorganism Mycobacterium leprae. The organism has high infectivity but low virulence, therefore most humans are immune to clinical infection. However, through a combination of host, environmental, and ...
epidemiology of leprosy

Forms of Leprosy - 30 Jan 2017
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by the slow-growing organism Mycobacterium leprae, which is an obligate intracellular parasite. It affects chiefly the skin and peripheral nerves. Leprosy has a wide range of clinical ...
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Why Nigeria still battles with leprosy – Health Minister

Premium Times - 27 Jan 2017
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has attributed the prevalence of leprosy in Nigeria, after the country achieved the WHO elimination target in 1998, to pockets of high endemicity in some states. Mr. Adewole made the remark at a news conference in ...
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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)

World Health Organization - 27 May 2005
The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable ...
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Continuous efforts must for total eradication of leprosy: Naidu

The Hitavada - 26 Feb 2018
Dr Mohan D Gupte, an expert in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Dr Atul Shah, a plastic surgeon and a pioneer in leprosy prevention and rehabilitation, were presented the award for their outstanding contribution in the field of leprosy.
epidemiology of leprosy

Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020

World Health Organization - 12 Apr 2016
The Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 “Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world” was developed through a series of consultations with various stakeholders during 2014 and 2015. Inputs were provided by national leprosy programmes, technical agencies, ...

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