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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).
Leprosy still present in the U.S.

Leprosy still present in the U.S.

Free treatment program against Buruli ulcer in Cameroon not working

Free treatment program against Buruli ulcer in Cameroon not working

Lack of advocacy, communication, mobilization programs hindering Uganda's efforts to fight TB, health official says

Lack of advocacy, communication, mobilization programs hindering Uganda's efforts to fight TB, health official says

Uganda plans survey to determine prevalence of MDR-TB, health official says

Uganda plans survey to determine prevalence of MDR-TB, health official says

Kenya implements international standards for tuberculosis care

Kenya implements international standards for tuberculosis care

Bush says he will sign PEPFAR reauthorization

Bush says he will sign PEPFAR reauthorization

Russia considers ending mandatory HIV testing for foreigners entering country

Russia considers ending mandatory HIV testing for foreigners entering country

Old bones could hold the key to tuberculosis

Old bones could hold the key to tuberculosis

Blood pressure enzyme can have tumor-sensing role

Blood pressure enzyme can have tumor-sensing role

Scientists isolate, characterize the organism that causes Buruli ulcer

Scientists isolate, characterize the organism that causes Buruli ulcer

New drug targets may fight tuberculosis and other bacterial infections in novel way

New drug targets may fight tuberculosis and other bacterial infections in novel way

Paradigm shift in TB: virulence factors, not antibiotics

Paradigm shift in TB: virulence factors, not antibiotics

Hospitalizations for children with HIV drop by nearly two thirds

Hospitalizations for children with HIV drop by nearly two thirds

Link between obesity and bad breath

Link between obesity and bad breath

French clay fights flesh-eating bug

French clay fights flesh-eating bug

Thalidomide therapy helps elderly myeloma patients live longer

Thalidomide therapy helps elderly myeloma patients live longer

Indian bug is the ancestor of Crohn's disease pathogen

Indian bug is the ancestor of Crohn's disease pathogen

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

New tests for leishmaniasis and leprosy

New tests for leishmaniasis and leprosy

Man with rare TB zig-zagged his way around Europe on planes

Man with rare TB zig-zagged his way around Europe on planes