CSU study finds that Leprosy bacteria can survive in unusual environments
Leprosy is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae that can lead to skin lesions and nerve damage. In 1991, the World Health Organization launched a campaign to eliminate leprosy by the year 2000. Elimination is defined as less than 1 case ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:37

Three New Leprosy Cases Reported in Florida
One of the worst diseases of all times is back and spreading in Florida: three new leprosy cases have been reported in the Volusia County within the last five months. Before these new reports, the same county has hosted only one case of leprosy in the ...
The Utah People's Post - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:51

Leprosy Ravages Anambra, 14 New Cases Discovered
Awka — DESPITE efforts to contain infectious diseases, Anambra State government has revealed that 14 new cases of Leprosy has been discovered in some communities in the state. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joe Akabike who disclosed the ...
The Guardian - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:33

Leprosy in Florida: Armadillos may be the source
Leprosy has been feared throughout human history, and there are still regions in several countries, including in the southern United States, where new cases of this disease continue to occur,” said Richard W. Truman, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the ...
Outbreak News Today - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00

Doctor in Volusia County says not to fear leprosy cases
Doctor in Volusia County says not to fear leprosy cases. Dr Paul Rehme in Volusia County says not to fear leprosy cases as suspected that the disease is being spread through armadillo population. Melinda Kemp's timelapse of the massive... Read More.
Daily Mail - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:26

Anambra discovers 14 new cases of leprosy
He advised the general public to watch out for the symptoms of leprosy including patches on the skin, loss of feeling in the skin, numbness on the hand and feet, weakness of the hands, feet and eye lid, painful nerves and swellings on the face or ...
The Guardian Nigeria - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:03

Anambra records 110 leprosy cases
National Mirror - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:37

Govt confirms rising cases of leprosy in Anambra
WorldStage - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:22

Leprosy Cases Confirmed In Florida: Should We Attribute The Armadillos?
Nine-banded armadillos look harmless but contact could potentially lead to leprosy as the animal is a carrier of the bacteria causing the disease. No matter how lovable they appear, please never kiss armadillos.(Photo : John and Karen Hollingsworth) ...
Beacon Review - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:34

Volusia County reports Rare Increase in Leprosy Cases
A Florida county has witnessed a rise in leprosy cases, with three people diagnosed with the disease in five months. In the last 10 years, before these cases were reported, just one person was affected in Volusia County, Florida. Health officials have ...
West Texas News - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:18

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