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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).
Guardian Technologies International introduces Signature Mapping TBDx to diagnose TB

Guardian Technologies International introduces Signature Mapping TBDx to diagnose TB

Scientists solve 50-year-old thalidomide puzzle

Scientists solve 50-year-old thalidomide puzzle

Leprosy: Man's persistent companion

Leprosy: Man's persistent companion

Opinions: Obstetric fistula; malaria and climate change

Opinions: Obstetric fistula; malaria and climate change

New York Times examines journal editorial on neglected tropical diseases in Islamic nations

New York Times examines journal editorial on neglected tropical diseases in Islamic nations

Fero Industries to complete acquisition of Pyro Pharmaceuticals by November 30, 2009

Fero Industries to complete acquisition of Pyro Pharmaceuticals by November 30, 2009

Researchers to investigate Buruli ulcer outbreaks

Researchers to investigate Buruli ulcer outbreaks

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

Preventive-care TB therapy is cost-effective for patients

Preventive-care TB therapy is cost-effective for patients

IDRI signs agreement to use NanoPass' MicronJet microneedle technology for intradermal vaccines

IDRI signs agreement to use NanoPass' MicronJet microneedle technology for intradermal vaccines

Quality test for Guardian Technologies International's Signature Mapping TBDx system completed

Quality test for Guardian Technologies International's Signature Mapping TBDx system completed

Distributed drug discovery for neglected diseases

Distributed drug discovery for neglected diseases

New discovery about mycobacteria – implications for tuberculosis research

New discovery about mycobacteria – implications for tuberculosis research

Mozambique's Health Minister reviews country's health status with Parliament

Mozambique's Health Minister reviews country's health status with Parliament

Ancient skeletal evidence for leprosy in India

Ancient skeletal evidence for leprosy in India

NIH grants will strengthen fight against HIV/AIDS-tuberculosis

NIH grants will strengthen fight against HIV/AIDS-tuberculosis

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

Mould toxins in buildings more prevalent and hazardous than thought

Mould toxins in buildings more prevalent and hazardous than thought

Discovery of new species of bacterium that causes leprosy

Discovery of new species of bacterium that causes leprosy

Leprosy forgotten but not gone

Leprosy forgotten but not gone