Leprosy is an infectious disease that affects the skin and peripheral nerves and is caused by Mycobacterium leprae and, less commonly, Mycobacterium lepromatosis. According to the World Health Organization,...

  Leprosy-causing bacteria alter the behavior of the body’s macrophages(link is external), leading these normally protective immune cells to initiate nerve damage during early infection, a new...

Health authorities in Chile are reporting a suspect leprosy case in a Haitian citizen living in the city of Valdivia in the southern part of the country, according to a Biobiochile report (computer translated). Minister...

Two articles have been published in recent days on the website, America’s Last Line of Defense, which made claims that Christian actor and filmmaker, Kirk Cameron had leprosy, prompting questions...

Florida health officials report 27 and 18 confirmed leprosy cases in 2015 and 2016, respectively. To date in 2017, the number of confirmed cases have reached 12, according to Florida Department of Health...

Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of...

In a follow-up to the number of leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in Florida in 2017, Florida state health officials have reported five additional confirmed cases since late February, bringing the...

Leprosy is still found in the United States where a couple hundred cases are reported annually mostly from Florida, Texas, Louisiana and California. It is not an infectious disease you see everyday in...

The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the 5th Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Forum in Cebu City with the theme: “Evidence Based Technologies to Accelerate the Gains of NTD Elimination, A New Hope”....

For the period of January through February last year, Florida health officials reported five confirmed leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases. To date in 2017, that tally has dropped to only two, according...