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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).
Report documents increase in R&D projects on developing world diseases

Report documents increase in R&D projects on developing world diseases

Pres. Obama, Indian PM Singh announce partnership to improve global food security

Pres. Obama, Indian PM Singh announce partnership to improve global food security

Cempra to present information on solithromycin antimalarial agent at Atlanta Annual Meeting

Cempra to present information on solithromycin antimalarial agent at Atlanta Annual Meeting

Officials discuss leadership, donor commitments, eliminating leprosy at start of WHO Western Pacific Region Committee Session

Officials discuss leadership, donor commitments, eliminating leprosy at start of WHO Western Pacific Region Committee Session

Scientists proves Yersinia pestis as causative agent for Black Death epidemics in European continent

Scientists proves Yersinia pestis as causative agent for Black Death epidemics in European continent

Past exposure to pathogens leads to disease resistance spreading through populations

Past exposure to pathogens leads to disease resistance spreading through populations

Opinions: Aid to Pakistan; Criteria for effective aid

Opinions: Aid to Pakistan; Criteria for effective aid

MMV joins Pool for Open Innovation against neglected tropical diseases

MMV joins Pool for Open Innovation against neglected tropical diseases

Telormedix, Swiss TPH Institute collaborate to develop effective vaccines for Malaria, Buruli Ulcer

Telormedix, Swiss TPH Institute collaborate to develop effective vaccines for Malaria, Buruli Ulcer

Johns Hopkins scientist wins $2.5M NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Johns Hopkins scientist wins $2.5M NIH Director's Pioneer Award

New multimillion dollar BSL-3 laboratory complex at Nigerian National TB and Leprosy Training Center

New multimillion dollar BSL-3 laboratory complex at Nigerian National TB and Leprosy Training Center

Novartis employees organise events to contribute to community organizations

Novartis employees organise events to contribute to community organizations

China lifts decades-old HIV/AIDS travel ban

China lifts decades-old HIV/AIDS travel ban

China lifts ban on tourists suffering from HIV/AIDS

China lifts ban on tourists suffering from HIV/AIDS

New report assesses optimal future for REMS

New report assesses optimal future for REMS

Novel ways of killing TB causing bacteria discovered

Novel ways of killing TB causing bacteria discovered

Gene involved in susceptibility and resistance to TB identified

Gene involved in susceptibility and resistance to TB identified

Study: Genetic variant of LTA4H offers protection against TB and leprosy

Study: Genetic variant of LTA4H offers protection against TB and leprosy

Global health community to be engaged in using resources of GSK and Alnylam IP Pool

Global health community to be engaged in using resources of GSK and Alnylam IP Pool

Scientists determine structure of enzyme essential to the survival of protozoan parasites

Scientists determine structure of enzyme essential to the survival of protozoan parasites