September 05, 2019 8:48 am
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but has a wide range of clinical manifestations.
January 29, 2019 9:03 am
India accounts for 60% of new cases detected in 2017 — 1.26 lakh out of 2.10 lakh. The country’s numbers have consistently been more than half the world figures since 2008.
January 18, 2015 2:06 am
The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October.
January 17, 2015 3:12 am
There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which house 10,824 people.