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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Tattoos can induce bloodstream infections

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

Early success of shorter tuberculosis treatment in Nigeria could pave the way for nationwide rollout

Early success of shorter tuberculosis treatment in Nigeria could pave the way for nationwide rollout

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

WHO urges everyone to confront inequalities that characterize neglected tropical diseases

WHO urges everyone to confront inequalities that characterize neglected tropical diseases

WHO commemorates World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day with focus on promoting health equity

WHO commemorates World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day with focus on promoting health equity

WHO and Sanofi sign new agreement to sustain specific efforts to eliminate NTDs

WHO and Sanofi sign new agreement to sustain specific efforts to eliminate NTDs

ACTG announces launch of clinical trial evaluating a three-month TB treatment

ACTG announces launch of clinical trial evaluating a three-month TB treatment

Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

VALIDATE Network’s TB vaccine work receives $1.5 million funding boost

VALIDATE Network’s TB vaccine work receives $1.5 million funding boost

New book provides insight into the pathophysiology of leprosy

New book provides insight into the pathophysiology of leprosy

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

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

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