231 leprosy cases identified in Salem
As many as 231 new leprosy cases have been identified in the district from April to December 2015 and treatment is being provided to them. This was disclosed during the National Anti-Leprosy Day observation here on Monday. As part of the observation, ...
The Hindu - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:07

Expert says leprosy still affects millions but can be wiped out
Millions of people live with the effects of leprosy and tens of thousands of new cases are reported every year, but the debilitating disease can be eliminated given enough resources, an organization helping to curb the disease said. It is one of the ...
Today's Zaman - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:25

Anti-leprosy Day: 8 symptoms of leprosy you should know!
January 30th is Anti-leprosy Day. Leprosy, if not detected at the initial stage can lead to physical deformity. Caused due to a virus, here are eight common signs of leprosy that you should keep in mind, says Krishnakant Debri, Senior Family Physician ...
TheHealthSite - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:37

Leprosy patients' battle against stigma continues
Even today, after 15 years of living with leprosy, 30-year-old Karthik* still does not tell people what is wrong with his right foot. “I work with an IT company in Chennai, and while the top management knows, my colleagues do not. If I tell them, I ...
The Hindu - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:04

For leprosy patients, battle against stigma continues | Chennai NYOOOZ
NYOOOZ - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:18

Leprosy patients
JHAPA: As many as 7,650 people were found suffering from leprosy in Jhapa till date. Of them, 7, 140 were administered leprosy medicine, according to District Public Health Office, Jhapa. The district had reported 196 new leprosy cases last year.
Himalayan Times - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:56

Anti-leprosy day: Stigma attached to leprosy still haunts many patients
They treated her as untouchable, passed remarks full of hatred and asked relatives not to keep her in the house. In her early teens, Shabnam (name changed) had to suffer a lot just because she had leprosy, a chronic infectious disease that mainly ...
Hindustan Times - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:11

World Leprosy Day: Queenslander reveals 'life as a leper' and fights to dispel ...
But contrary to assumptions that leprosy is extinct in the West, recent data from the Department of Health reveals there were 185 recorded cases in Australia in the past decade. There were 13 cases last year, according to the National Notifiable ...
ABC Online - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:11

World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day is celebrated on Sunday, January 31 to coincide with the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination. Gandhi worked tirelessly to impact those afflicted with leprosy. Each day, more than 50 children worldwide are diagnosed with ...
SaportaReport - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:30

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