Kit BlogArchive: 2021

What causes leprosy?

17 Dec 2021 | Author: The Leprosy Mission Australia

Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease, is caused by infection from the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, causing skin lesions, nerve damage, disfigurement and disability, leading to social stigmatization common to people with this disease. It is spread mainly by aerosol infection, or coughing and sneezing, from human to human.

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