Early Diagnosis and Treatment Can Prevent Disability from Leprosy
|01/28/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
To mark World Leprosy Day, the World Health Organization is calling for the eradication of this ancient disfiguring disease by combating the stigma and discrimination that discourages people from seeking the help they need.
Leprosy, a hideously disfiguring disease that has blighted the lives of countless millions since Biblical days, is curable. And yet, the World Health Organization reports more than 200,000 people, most in Southeast Asia, are affected with the disease and new cases continue to arise every year.
Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease with a slow incubation period of about five years. In some cases, symptoms may occur within read more >>>