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Ethiopia:AHRI's Rich Contribution to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Dr. Tore Godal is an international Public Health Specialist currently working as a Special Adviser on global; health at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. He was instrumental in the initiation of (1973-74) of the UNDP/World Bank, WHO special program for research and training in tropical diseases, leading the programs's pilot project and flagship efforts, immunology of leprosy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lab notes: strange news from another star as physics melts the internet
First up, this just in: astronomers havedetected a mysterious space rock hurtling past the sun, and believe it could be the first object that can be traced back to another solar system. It ’s not aliens, but it’s pretty exciting. You know what else is exciting?The release of Stephen Hawking ’s 1966 PhD thesis online. People really went wild for it: demand was so huge it crashed Cambridge ’s repository website. Oops. No less exciting is a freshbreakthrough in DNA base editing, or “chemical surgery”, which brings hope of potential treatment for huge number of diseases that arise as a resul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Medieval love of squirrel fur may have helped spread leprosy, study reveals
Skull yields new evidence of link between human and animal leprosy – with red squirrel fur traded with Viking Scandinavia thought to be a factorScientists have found evidence that the medieval taste for the beautiful fine fur of red squirrels, traded with Viking Scandinavia, may have been a factor in the spread of leprosy.The link between human and animal leprosy had already been suggestedwhen the disease was found in modern squirrels in the UK, but the new evidence is from analysis of the skull of a woman who died more than 1,000 years ago in Suffolk, before the Norman invasion.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Health Source Type: news

Viking trade in red squirrels may have spread leprosy
Leprosy found in red squirrels is also found in pre-Norman bones in Suffolk and Scandinavia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Squirrel trade have contributed to England's medieval leprosy outbreak?
(St John's College, University of Cambridge) Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Suffolk has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the epicentre of an epidemic of leprosy that spread through medieval England. The authors of the new study suggest that an explanation for the prevalence of leprosy in medieval East Anglia may possibly be found in the sustained Scandinavian trade in squirrel fur -- an animal known to carry the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promising new leprosy vaccine moves into human trials
(Infectious Disease Research Institute) Today marks a significant step forward in the prevention and treatment of leprosy as the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and American Leprosy Missions announce the start of a Phase 1 clinical trial in humans for a promising leprosy vaccine candidate -- the first vaccine developed specifically for leprosy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morbidity and mortality of leprosy in the Middle Ages
(Santa Fe Institute) In the Middle Ages, did contracting leprosy necessarily increase a person's chances of dying? Yes, says a new paper. But it's complicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Tuberculosis Prevalence On Decline
[Shabait] Asmara -Sister Natsinet Gebreyohanes, head of TB and Leprosy Control in the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region, reported that owing to the integrated effort and sustainable awareness raising programs the prevalence of TB has been reduced by 90%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Tuberculosis Prevalence On Decline
[Shabait] Asmara -Sister Natsinet Gebreyohanes, head of TB and Leprosy Control in the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region, reported that owing to the integrated effort and sustainable awareness raising programs the prevalence of TB has been reduced by 90%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Armadillos in Kansas: road hazard and leprosy threat?
As armadillos spread across Kansas, they represent more than mobile speedbumps. They are a source of leprosy. Studies show that the rate of leprosy infection in populations of armadillos can vary from 5 percent to more than 20 percent, researcher Ramanuj Lahiri told The Wichita Eagle. There is no firm count of how many armadillos now roam the plains of Kansas, nor studies of how many carry leprosy. Exper ts say the odds of humans contracting leprosy from armadillos is small, but it is possible.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Leprosy hijacks immune system, similar to autoimmune diseases
Leprosy hijacks the immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, UCLA researchers have discovered. The new findings,published online today in the journal  Cell, suggest that leprosy shares underlying characteristics with some autoimmune diseases.Courtesy of Cressida MadiganCressida Madigan“We discovered that the mechanism of nerve damage in leprosy is very similar to what happens in diseases like multiple sclerosis,” said Cressida Madigan, a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and first author of the paper. “That means w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Namibia: Educational Movie On TB Screens At Waiting Rooms
[New Era] Windhoek -In an effort to spread the message on tuberculosis to the broader public the Ministry of Health and Social Services, through district tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy coordinators, is screening the Lucky Specials feature film at waiting rooms of health facilities countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds
(University of Cambridge) Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, according to new research that uses zebrafish to study the disease. As such, the disease may share common characteristics with conditions such as multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87
A German-born medical missionary, who discovered her life ’ s calling by chance, is hailed in Asia as “ a Mother Teresa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Ruth Pfau Deaths (Obituaries) Pakistan Teresa (Mother) Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Source Type: news

Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan,' dies at age 87
Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi Makes HIV, Genotype Tests Mandatory Before Marriage
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -Bauchi State Government has enacted a law to compel intending couples to conduct HIV and genotype tests before marriage. This was disclosed at a meeting of stakeholders yesterday at the Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS Tuberculosis /Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: People With Leprosy Avoid Treatment Due to Stigma, Discrimination
In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere reveals that fragile healthcare system culminated to dearth of technical know-how in diagnosis and treatment, sensitisation and high discrimination of people with leprosy in the Nigeria, whereas the last leprosy hospital in Sweden closed in 1948. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gambia: NLTP Boosts Village Health Workers in Nbr
[Daily Observer] The Regional Health Director in the North Bank Region recently distributed 114 bicycles to village health workers in the area. The bicycles, donated by the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme (NLTP) with funding from Global Fund, were meant to ease the mobility needs of village health workers, thereby strengthening primary health care services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria 'Records 4,000 Untreated Cases of Leprosy Annually'
[Premium Times] No fewer than 4,000 new untreated leprosy cases are being recorded annually in Nigeria, mainly from the poverty-ravaged communities, the Leprosy Mission, Nigeria (TLMN) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India resurrects forgotten leprosy vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kumar, S. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Gambia: NLTP Distributes 840 Bicycles to Village Health Workers Countrywide
[Daily Observer] The National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the support of Global Fund has commenced distribution of over 800 bicycles to village health workers across the seven health regions of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An immunity gene evolved in Southeast Asia to protect against leprosy
A mutation in an immune system gene rapidly rose in frequency in Southeast Asia approximately 50,000 years ago because it likely conferred protection against leprosy. The findings show that the gene variant, called HLA-B*46:01, encodes a protein that binds to molecules derived from the bacterium that causes leprosy. This HLS protein then presents these foreign molecules to the immune system, which destroys the infected cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

An immunity gene evolved in Southeast Asia to protect against leprosy
(Cell Press) A mutation in an immune system gene rapidly rose in frequency in Southeast Asia approximately 50,000 years ago because it likely conferred protection against leprosy. The findings, published in Cell Reports, show that the gene variant, called HLA-B*46:01, encodes a protein that binds to molecules derived from the bacterium that causes leprosy. This HLS protein then presents these foreign molecules to the immune system, which destroys the infected cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Cure For This Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Grown Men Run And Hide
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India, neighbours push for leprosy, kala-azar elimination by 2020
Adopting a 'Call for Action' at a high-level ministerial meeting in Jakarta, the member countries pledged according the highest priority to accelerating efforts against NTDs. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'A Normal Man Would Not Want Me': A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. YANGON, Myanmar ― Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka, a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal. But it was not an ordinary spot. It was the first visible sign of leprosy, a largely forgotten bacterial infection that affects tens of thousands of people every...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fighting Neglected Diseases 'Means Uplifting Livelihoods'
[Citizen] Geneva -Here in Geneva, a child is depicted in a statue leading a blind man, who is affected by river blindness--one of Tanzania's five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Other NTDs being trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness, soil-transmitted worms and leprosy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leprosy: India ’s hidden plague
Funding and progress on treatment for the disease stalled, pushing those afflicted into a life of stigma and poverty (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Alert Launches Blended Leprosy, TB, HIV Training
[Ethiopian Herald] The All African Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training (ALERT) Centre yesterday started a blended training on Leprosy, TB and HIV via video conference for health workers in different parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nasarawa Records 12,000 Tuberculosis Cases in Five Years
[Premium Times] Nasarawa State recorded 12,000 cases of tuberculosis in the last five years, according to Aboki Dajuma, the State Coordinator, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune suppressant ineffective in treating leprosy inflammation
(PLOS) Throughout the course of a leprosy infection, patients often have episodes of painful inflammation affecting their skin and nerves. Researchers have continuously struggled with finding effective drugs to treat these so-called 'type 1 reactions,' and now one more study has come up empty-handed. The immune-suppressant azathioprine did not improve the standard of care treatment with steroids, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.
WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, Sujata, is onto him. “Is that a temperature kiss?” she asks. Arjun compulsively checks his little girl’s temperature for a reason. Sujata is the survivor of the “first well-described case” of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child in the U.S., according to her physicians. Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest killer among infectious diseases, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis ― or XDR-TB, which is re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.
WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, Sujata, is onto him. “Is that a temperature kiss?” she asks. Arjun compulsively checks his little girl’s temperature for a reason. Sujata is the survivor of the “first well-described case” of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child in the U.S., according to her physicians. Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest killer among infectious diseases, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis ― or XDR-TB, which is re...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Programme Trains People to Identify TB Cases
[Daily News] LAUNCHED in 1977, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) works to eradicate tuberculosis as a major public health threat within the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leprosy Patients, Care Givers Tremble As Key Donor Pulls Out of Nigeria
[Premium Times] Mustapha Abdullahi, a resident of Egabi in Kaduna State, has been battling leprosy for over eight years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Speakers Corner with a wide spectrum of themes - renowned employers introduce themselves - know-how tours - partners: the International Dental Show 2017
The latest products and services of the dental industry are the focus of the International Dental Show (IDS) from 21 to 25 March 2017 in Cologne. IDS offers exhibitors and visitors from all over the world an ideal platform to exchange knowledge and experiences, network and initiate business transactions - rounded off by a diversified supporting programme, which addresses all target groups and promotional groups. The events of long-standing partners also contribute towards this: The German Dental Association (BZ ÄK) is once again offering dentists comprehensive consulting and information, the Association of German Dent...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Country Set to Eliminate Leprosy Related Disability
[Ethiopian Herald] Cheru Gebre ,54, had been infected by leprosy causing germ when he was 12. His parents did their best to see their child free from the disease. But, they were deceived by a wrong attitude held in the community: 'considering the disease as curse, demonic possession and hereditary.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What life was like for a medieval leper
In excavating the medieval site of the St. Mary Magdalen hospital cemetery and chapel in Winchester, England, researchers were looking to genotype a strain of leprosy. They wanted to shed light on the origins and evolution of the epidemic that plagued Europe in the Middle Ages. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skeleton And Artifacts Expose Medieval Christian Pilgrim With Leprosy
This young man who died in a Medieval leper hospital may have been a Christian pilgrim. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristina Killgrove, Contributor Source Type: news

Archaeologists Uncover The Skeleton Of A Medieval Christian Pilgrim With Leprosy
This young man who died in a Medieval leper hospital may have been a Christian pilgrim. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristina Killgrove, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria: Inside Niger's Leprosy Colony
[Daily Trust] Minna -Lami Yuhana sat in the veranda of the two room mud structure, at the Kompani Kutare, staring at an object only she could see. She was jolted from her reverie by salutations from the unexpected guests who had entered her compound before she realized that they were present. She staggered from her sitting position with visible effort, revealing an artificial right limb, in place of what used to be her right leg but which is now deformed by Leprosy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. More than 1 billion people on the planet suffer from illnesses that the world pays little attention to. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of at least 18 diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty in tropical regions of the world and are virtually unknown elsewhere, according to the World Health Organization. These are diseases like river blindness, which has infected 18 million people worldwide and caused blindness in 270,000 people; or...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. More than 1 billion people on the planet suffer from illnesses that the world pays little attention to. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of at least 18 diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty in tropical regions of the world and are virtually unknown elsewhere, according to the World Health Organization. These are diseases like river blindness, which has infected 18 million people worldwide and caused blindness in 270,000 people; or...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suicide Is Our Modern Day Leprosy
When I was preparing a talk about suicide prevention for a local church, there were moments when I become emotional just thinking about the subject matter. I felt confident when I started the presentation for a fantastic group of lay counselors, but did not plan for the water works to begin five minutes into the talk.   It wasn’t just the heavy topic matter, it was looking at a room of people and realizing they took time from their busy schedules to learn more about what they can do to prevent suicide. I was overwhelmed by their compassion. Suicide prevention needs to be discussed everywhere and it’s a mus...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Depression Personal Stories Spirituality Suicide Bipolar Disorder Christianity Faith Mental Disorder Parasuicide Religion Suicidal Ideation Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

Man who caught leprosy from an armadillo in Florida describes agonizing ordeal
Mel Riser, who lives with his wife and children in Austin, Texas, lost his ability to walk and see after becoming infected with the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senator Decries State of Minna Leprosy Centre
[Daily Trust] Minna -The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district, Barrister David Umaru has expressed worries over the state of facilities at the Leprosy Centre near Chanchanga, Minna, Niger state and called for urgent interventions aimed at mitigating the suffering of the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Warning: Red squirrels could be spreading human leprosy in the UK
(NaturalNews) People who are concerned about their health often focus on preventing modern illnesses like cancer, but one disease that few people give much thought to these days is leprosy. However, this disease, which was once eliminated as a public health problem, appears to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medieval strain of leprosy discovered in UK squirrels
Leprosy was thought to have been eradicated from the UK for centuries -- until now. It turns out the disease has been harbored, perhaps since the Middle Ages, in red squirrels in the British Isles. And research indicates that these squirrels could transmit the disease to humans, though the chances are low. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news