We all must’ve heard about Leprosy at least once in our lifetime. It is one of the oldest diseases especially in countries like China, India, etc. In this article, we will discuss what Leprosy is, its most common symptoms, and the treatment options available to cure it.
What is Leprosy?
Leprosy meaning- a chronic infectious human disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae (acid-fast bacillus). Leprosy mainly affects the skin, nerves, eyes, etc. which spreads through contact with the mucosal secretions of a person with the infection. This usually occurs when a person with leprosy sneezes or coughs. However, it doesn’t spread easily or is mildly contagious.