187 Infected Patients In L.A. Leprosy Community

“Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) is spread from person to person. This spread can occur with direct person-to-person contact and/or by contaminated droplets that are released during coughing or sneezing. Individuals who inhale the contaminated droplets can develop leprosy.” – MedicineNet.com

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Sept 6, 2019

Zero Hedge – Leprosy cases are emerging in Los Angeles County, and health officials are urging the public to take notice.

The disease commonly referred to as “Hansen’s Disease” is said to curable when treated expeditiously.

The problem is that cases go undiagnosed and patients aren’t symptomatic for an average of five years.

An infected person can suffer damage to the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes, lose feeling in parts of their bodies, and suffer permanent blindness.

Brazilian leprosy expert Dr. Victor S. Santos told Reuters:

“As leprosy has been a neglected disease with a high potential to cause deformities, especially when it is not treated properly, I would like to reinforce the need for early identification of cases in the community.”

A team in Los Angeles studied 187 infected patients between 1973 and 2018 … Read more. 

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