Leprosy

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).

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World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

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Clofazimine inhibits coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2, study finds

World Health Organization, Sanofi sign new agreement to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

World Health Organization, Sanofi sign new agreement to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Possible new antibiotic developed for drug-resistant pulmonary pathogen

Possible new antibiotic developed for drug-resistant pulmonary pathogen

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Countries should step-up leprosy prevention initiatives to accelerate decline in new cases

Countries should step-up leprosy prevention initiatives to accelerate decline in new cases

A road map to find unanswered questions about COVID-19

A road map to find unanswered questions about COVID-19

Global funding for neglected disease research reaches a record high

Global funding for neglected disease research reaches a record high

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

Study shows non-TB lung infections rising; more in women and older people

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

Medical students improve Wikipedia articles on skin-related diseases

Medical students improve Wikipedia articles on skin-related diseases

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