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world leprosy eradication day


Screening all children for leprosy,TB: India’s disease burden, mission explained

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.

World Leprosy Day: over half of new cases are detected in India

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.

Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state

January 18, 2015 2:06 am

The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October.

Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks

January 17, 2015 3:12 am

There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which house 10,824 people.