India Has More Than Half Of The World’s New Leprosy Cases, Here’s How We’re Fighting It

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Leprosy is an infection that affects the skin, eyes, nerves, and the mucus lining of the nose. Caused by a type of slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium Leprae, the disease is characterized by slow onset of symptoms that leaves patients with crippled and disfigured hands and feet. Long-term effects include nerve…