Background: Brazil has the second highest number of new leprosy cases reported annually with the state of Minas Gerais MG having pockets of highly endemic leprosy. Transmission remains only partially understood, and in addition to a respiratory route, transmission may also be related to environmental conditions. Potentially viable Mycobacterium leprae has been found in water, soil, and armadillos. Objective: To investigate the role of the environment on transmission of leprosy, specifically, 1 elevation, 2 normalized difference vegetation index NDVI , 3 temperature, and 4 precipitation.
A study of host genetic risk factors for leprosy susceptibility | Infolep
Back to search Publication. Mira MT. McGill University. Download PDF. Leprosy, a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is the leading cause of non-traumatic neuropathies in the world.
One of the most popular diseases back in the day, Leprosy. Leprosy has long existed in the planet. Even today it still exists. Leprosy is also well known in the bible as it has been mentioned times depending on the translated version.
This thesis aims to outline the causes, symptoms, and treatments related to leprosy, and how it can be diagnosed in patients and identified in human remains. The thesis also aims to demonstrate the ways in which care for leprosy sufferers developed as the disease became more prevalent and more commonly, and correctly identified. It analyses the social stigmas inflicted upon sufferers, and the medical care and attention provided for them by religious institutions when other groups or organisations shunned those suffering from leprosy.