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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).
Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Leprosy pathogen exploits micro-RNAs to weaken immune response

Leprosy pathogen exploits micro-RNAs to weaken immune response

ICRM director-general to give lecture about cancer research in India at AACR conference

ICRM director-general to give lecture about cancer research in India at AACR conference

Oral antibiotics might treat Buruli ulcer

Oral antibiotics might treat Buruli ulcer

IFPA event to raise awareness of psoriasis on Oct. 29

IFPA event to raise awareness of psoriasis on Oct. 29

IRIN examines rise in new leprosy cases in remote region of Madagascar

IRIN examines rise in new leprosy cases in remote region of Madagascar

Einstein researchers develop tuberculosis vaccine candidate

Einstein researchers develop tuberculosis vaccine candidate

Leprosy spreading in India, WHO official warns

Leprosy spreading in India, WHO official warns

New vaccines on the horizon

New vaccines on the horizon

Novartis employees to do volunteer work for non-profit groups during 15th annual Community Partnership Day

Novartis employees to do volunteer work for non-profit groups during 15th annual Community Partnership Day

New genetic study suspects Armadillos as source of leprosy in the U.S.

New genetic study suspects Armadillos as source of leprosy in the U.S.

Researchers begin approved drugs screening for clinical use against rare diseases

Researchers begin approved drugs screening for clinical use against rare diseases

Breakdown products of thalidomide cause birth defects: New study

Breakdown products of thalidomide cause birth defects: New study

Thirty organizations call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving programs in the U.S. budget

Thirty organizations call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving programs in the U.S. budget

New York Times examines factors contributing to presence of 'exotic' infectious diseases in New York City

New York Times examines factors contributing to presence of 'exotic' infectious diseases in New York City

DARPA grants million dollar to IDRI to develop single dose influenza vaccine

DARPA grants million dollar to IDRI to develop single dose influenza vaccine

Drug to reverse immunological decline in aging

Drug to reverse immunological decline in aging

News outlets report on polio outbreaks in Central, East Africa

News outlets report on polio outbreaks in Central, East Africa

IDRI awarded $1.8M contract to develop adjuvant formulations for pandemic influenza

IDRI awarded $1.8M contract to develop adjuvant formulations for pandemic influenza

IDRI receives $790,200 BARDA grant to develop pandemic flu vaccine

IDRI receives $790,200 BARDA grant to develop pandemic flu vaccine