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Is leprosy contagious?

Leprosy is contagious, but is not easily transmitted. It requires the transfer of body fluids to cause infection in another person. Generally, it is not infectious in all form (MORE)

How is leprosy transmitted?

Through air and coming in contact with broken skin. Blood also can give someone leprosy.Try to keep germ free.Never touch anyone's blood unless you are wearing a glove,and oth (MORE)

What is leprosy?

Leprosy is a slowly progressing bacterial infection that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. It is n (MORE)

Are there myths about Leprosy?

  There are many myths.   1) Leprosy is incurable   It can be cured through a multi drug therapy.   2) You can get Leprosy from someone by touching their skin.  (MORE)

Leprosy is caused by?

  Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae
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How do you get leprosy?

It is caused by a bacteria (a rod-shaped bacillus) called Mycobacterium leprae and is spread by airborne droplets such as when someone coughs or sneezes. It appears possible t (MORE)

Which animals get leprosy?

Armadillo Reference: http://www.lepra.org.uk/litesite/guess.htm Actually, I am referencing the site http://health712.blogspot.com/2009/11/which-other-animals-besides-human (MORE)

How is leprosy spread?

Leprosy is caused by the bacteria Microbacterum leprae.A person needs to be genetically susceptible to the infection to contract leprosy. Over 90% of the human population is n (MORE)