Epidemiological aspects of leprosy

Gargi Sarode, Sachin Sarode, Rahul Anand, Shankargouda Patil, Mohammed Jafer*, Hosam Baeshen, Kamran Habib Awan

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Abstract

Leprosy is a bacterial infection causing severe disfigurement of the affected individual. It is considered as an ancient disease affecting humanity since thousands of years and also has tremendous stigma associated with it. It is known as a neglected tropical disease. In spite of all the efforts, the disease remains a major healthcare distress in many underdeveloped and developing countries like India and Brazil. Thus, to understand the disease and implement various strategies successfully, one need to understand the epidemiological aspect of the disease along with various operational factors influencing the epidemiological data. Thus, the present paper describes the various epidemiological facts and figures of leprosy along with the suggestions and measures to tackle this global ailment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100899
Number of pages8
JournalDm Disease-A-Month
Volume66
Issue number7
Early online date2 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hansen's disease
  • Incidence
  • Leprosy
  • Prevalence

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