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Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infectious disease of the peripheral nervous system, skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract. Although caused by a non-lethal and curable mycobacterial infection, late diagnosis and treatment of leprosy cases can result in permanent disabilities associated with social stigma and economic hardship.Following introduction of multidrug therapy in 1981, global rates of detection of new cases of leprosy declined, but subsequently stabilised, with approximately 200 000 new cases recorded annually since 2005. Efforts to interrupt disease transmission, which are the focus of the WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2016–2020,are hindered……………………continue reading https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(19)30260-8/fulltext?rss=yes&utm_campaign=update-langlo&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=75110017&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_p3sNqPIpkYHTTh9e8YZcGOhLHMhCeSU3tausnQXRUEWynj1uO0WUM6eYoeS3qxx76HMXsEyzl6xqAZhuvNSjUlMgD5A&_hsmi=75110017