Leprosy Is Spreading in Florida

  • Leprosy Is Spreading in Florida

    Posted by metta on March 22, 2024 at 2:21 am

    Leprosy Is Spreading in Florida

    Leprosy is on the rise again in the United States, particularly in Florida, concerning disease specialists.

    Leprosy—also known as Hansen’s disease—is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis, and is one of the oldest recorded diseases, having infected humans for thousands of years. It primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, and eyes, and causes symptoms including skin lesions, which may be lighter or darker than the surrounding skin and may lack sensation.

    Other symptoms can include numbness or weakness in the hands and feet, nerve damage, and in severe cases, deformities and disabilities.”


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