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  1. Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy) is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured.

  2. leprosy: [noun] a chronic infectious disease caused by a mycobacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) affecting especially the skin and peripheral nerves and characterized by the formation of nodules or macules that enlarge and spread accompanied by loss of sensation with eventual paralysis, wasting of muscle, and production of deformities ...

  3. Jul 11, 2022 · On December 16, 2021, super-typhoon Rai struck the Philippines’ eastern islands, including Cebu: home to our partner, Cebu Skin Clinic. With your help, we sent $25,000 to Cebu Skin Clinic in January to repair the clinic’s facilities and to help people impacted by the typhoon, including those living with leprosy.

  4. The Leprosy Mission Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development and is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability, and financial management.

  5. May 09, 2019 · The phrase “leprosy” and semantic variants are mentioned 68 times in the Bible. In the Old Testament, the cases of leprosy likely involved a kind of infectious skin disease. In biblical times, leprosy was viewed as a curse from God, often connected with sin. It was not a lethal disease, but neither did it seem to cease.

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › TzaraathTzaraath - Wikipedia

    Tzaraath (Hebrew צָרַעַת ṣāraʿaṯ), variously transcribed into English and frequently mistranslated as leprosy, describes various ritually unclean disfigurative conditions of the skin, hair of the beard and head, clothing made of linen or wool, or stones of homes in the Bible.

  7. Mar 31, 2020 · A tiny number of Hansen’s disease patients still remain at Kalaupapa, a leprosarium established in 1866 on a remote, but breathtakingly beautiful spit of land on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

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