Leprosy

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    "Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. This nerve damage may result in a lack of ability to feel pain, which can lead to the loss of parts of a person's extremities from repeated injuries or infection due to unnoticed wounds. An infected person may also experience muscle weakness and poor eyesight. Leprosy symptoms may begin within one year, however, for some people symptoms may take 20 years or more to occur. Leprosy is spread between people, although extensive contact is necessary....."
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    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprosy
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year ago
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