• Vol. 39 No. 1, 1–3
  • 15 January 2010

Challenges Facing the Control of Leprosy in the Indian Context

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Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae and mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, the eyes and the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract. There has been a decline in the global annual new case detection rate (NCDR) for leprosy since 2001.

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