Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) – A modern miracle.

LEPROSY (Hansen’s Disease)The mere mention of the word leprosy strikes fear into most people – probably because of the images we have seen over the years of sufferers, stigmatised and restricted to colonies where many of them died before treatments became available.

There have been some recent cases in the UK and Ireland but all have been treated successfully and were diagnosed in patients who had lived abroad from several years in countries where the disease still exists. There were three cases reported in 2015 in Florida and two were linked to the nine-banded Armadillo, a native of South USA, that is suspected of carrying the bacteria.

Source: Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) – A modern miracle.

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