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How quickly does leprosy spread?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very Slowly: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic.

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How does leprosy spread?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spread of Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person.

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