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Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease), is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes, and nasal mucosa. The disease is caused by a bacillus (rod-shaped) bacterium known as Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae).
Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists review benefits and challenges of using film in public health research

Scientists review benefits and challenges of using film in public health research

Researchers develop new method to accurately identify nontuberculous mycobacteria

Researchers develop new method to accurately identify nontuberculous mycobacteria

Cancer drug could be used to treat brain aneurysms, shows research

Cancer drug could be used to treat brain aneurysms, shows research

Medical students improve Wikipedia articles on skin-related diseases

Medical students improve Wikipedia articles on skin-related diseases

A very old antibiotic shows promise in treating fatal form of breast cancer

A very old antibiotic shows promise in treating fatal form of breast cancer

Mayo clinic researchers discuss local case studies of leprosy

Mayo clinic researchers discuss local case studies of leprosy

Researchers discover promising new compound against Buruli ulcer

Researchers discover promising new compound against Buruli ulcer

Slime in showerheads could harbour dangerous lung bacteria finds study

Slime in showerheads could harbour dangerous lung bacteria finds study

New ReFRAME drug repurposing collection offers hope for treating major diseases

New ReFRAME drug repurposing collection offers hope for treating major diseases

Effective vaccines for world's most prevalent infectious diseases are missing from pipeline

Effective vaccines for world's most prevalent infectious diseases are missing from pipeline

Scientists uncover genes responsible for drug resistance in Leprosy bacterium

Scientists uncover genes responsible for drug resistance in Leprosy bacterium

Genome analysis reveals leprosy's origin and drug resistance

Genome analysis reveals leprosy's origin and drug resistance

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Virginia Tech scientists solve structure of enzyme that deactivates important antibiotic

Virginia Tech scientists solve structure of enzyme that deactivates important antibiotic

MIP vaccine could reduce new leprosy cases in India by 60%

MIP vaccine could reduce new leprosy cases in India by 60%

EPFL scientists discover new path to combat pathogenic bacteria

EPFL scientists discover new path to combat pathogenic bacteria

Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil

Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil