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Is leprosy contagious?i received in the mail a letter from the leprosy association asking for donations.if my hands have cuts&i opened the letter touched by a leper (the person who prepared the letter), can i get the disease?how do people get leprosy

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Not letter contact: Only prolonged contact with infectious variety of leprosy can transmit leprosy.

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