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  1. Mycobacterium leprae (also known as the leprosy bacillus or Hansen's bacillus), is a bacterium that causes Hansen’s disease (leprosy), which is a chronic, curable infectious disease that damages the peripheral nerves and targets the skin, eyes, nose, and muscles. Leprosy can occur at all ages from infancy to old age.

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  2. Apr 29, 2022 · Leprosy is a disease mainly caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, which causes damage to the skin and the peripheral nervous system.The disease develops slowly (from six months to 40 years) and results in skin lesions and deformities, most often affecting the cooler places on the body (for example, eyes, nose, earlobes, hands, feet, and testicles).

  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. Jun 10, 2019 · Leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that can cause disfigurement and disability if left untreated. Discover the symptoms and see pictures. Get the facts ...

  5. Aug 25, 2017 · Leprosy is not highly infectious and a multi-drug therapy cure has been available since 1981. The disease causes lumps and sores form on the skin, and if left untreated, can cause limb deformities ...

  6. Mycobacterium leprae (also known as the leprosy bacillus or Hansen's bacillus), is a bacterium that causes Hansen’s disease (leprosy), which is a chronic, curable infectious disease that damages the peripheral nerves and targets the skin, eyes, nose, and muscles. Leprosy can occur at all ages from infancy to old age.

  7. Although leprosy is rare and does not pass easily between hosts, its name alone often causes panic due to its debilitating side effects. Leprosy typically begins with discolored patches of skin and lesions. As the illness progresses, symptoms include growths on the skin, paralys is or disfigurement of the hands and feet, and blindness.

  8. Jan 29, 2021 · The stigma of leprosy affects the physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being of those with leprosy, contributing to the cycle of poverty in the affected regions. During World Leprosy Day, we seek to increase public understanding of Hansen’s disease and tackle the social stigma attached to this completely curable disease.

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