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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Leprosy cases in Florida at 18, half in Brevard County

The number of confirmed leprosy cases in Florida stands at 18 in 2016 to date, down from the 28 cases reported in 2015, according to Florida Department of Health data. Like last year, Brevard County saw the most More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Leprosy in the Philippines remains stable over past decade, treatment is available for free

The latest data on global leprosy puts the number at 219,075 new cases in 2011. This continues a downward trend in the disfiguring bacterial disease since 2004 when the global total stood at 407,791, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Cambodia reports a resurgence of leprosy

Since the early 2000s, the number of leprosy cases in Cambodia started to decrease, but infections have increased again in recent years, reports The Cambodia Daily Saturday. LeprosyImage/CDC Harald Schmid de Gruneck, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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India: Assam State reports more than 600 leprosy cases in first nine months

The northeastern Indian state of Assam has recorded some 616 cases of the disfiguring disease, leprosy in the first nine months of 2013, causing concern of reemergence in the area, according to India TV News report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Guam reports increase in leprosy in 2013

The Guam Department of Public Health (GDPH) is reporting an increase in the bacterial disease, leprosy in 2013, the Pacific News Center reports. GuamImage/CIA The US territory, which is leprosy endemic, reports More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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Ireland reports second case of leprosy

For the second time in the first 31 weeks of 2013, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland has reported a case of the disfiguring, bacterial disease, leprosy. Image/CIA According to the website, irishhealth.com, it More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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International Leprosy Summit: WHO warns against complacency, high burden leprosy countries make declaration

The International Leprosy Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand late last week showed how the fight against the disfiguring disease, leprosy, has shown great progress towards a leprosy free world; however, the World More...


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