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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
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Male-female skin differences drive treatment choices

Dermatology Times (press release) (blog) - 28 Sep 2018
The review, which included 57 studies, was led by Alireza Firooz, M.D. of the Center for Research and Training in Skin Disease and Leprosy at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. “The studies show that the skin parameters of hydration ...
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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

More than 50% of armadillos carry leprosy

Cosmos - 28 Jun 2018
New research shows that many armadillos in the Brazilian Amazon carry the bacteria that causes leprosy. The findings, published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, suggest the disease is likely being transmitted to local humans who use ...
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World Health Organization (press release) - 01 Feb 2010
epidemiology of leprosy

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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Leprosy in red squirrels

Science Advances - 10 Nov 2016
Even today, Mycobacterium leprae, the causative organism of leprosy, cannot be grown on culture media, and many questions remain about its mode of transmission and epidemiology (1). The unexpected identification of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as ...
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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 Complications - 15 Mar 2017
Leprosy, a disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is fully curable if diagnosed and treated early, before permanent neurological damage sets in. The neuropathy that occurs in leprosy is the reason for the disfigurement and disability associated with ...
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Forms of Leprosy - 30 Jan 2017
Leprosy has a wide range of clinical manifestations, which depend upon the host immune response more than the virulence or multiplication rate of the bacillus. It has a long incubation period, from two to seven years, ranging between six months and 20 ...
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Kenya Releases Results of National TB Prevalence Survey

Voice of America - 24 Mar 2017
Kenya on Friday recognized World Tuberculosis Day by releasing results of a TB study by the country's ministry of health — the first of its kind since Kenya's independence. TB remains high in Kenya, and experts say the country lags in the fight ...

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