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    Understanding Leprosy – What You Need to Know

    Causes and Transmission of Leprosy Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae. The bacterium affects the nerves in the skin, upper respiratory tract, and eyes, and if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage and deformity. Transmission of leprosy occurs through prolonged and close contact with an infected person. However, leprosy is not…

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