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What are the odds of getting leprosy from pillows, sheets, etc...?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr. Raff

First off - 95% of people are immune to Mycobacterium leprae.
It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets (such as sneeze or cough) from an infected person. I have been reading about leprosy and have found no literature indicating that leprosy can be spread through bed linens.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Raff

First off - 95% of people are immune to Mycobacterium leprae.
It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets (such as sneeze or cough) from an infected person. I have been reading about leprosy and have found no literature indicating that leprosy can be spread through bed linens.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing impossible

But almost. This disease is transmissible over long terms by direct contact with infected individuals and am not aware of transmission by inanimate objects.

In brief: Nothing impossible

But almost. This disease is transmissible over long terms by direct contact with infected individuals and am not aware of transmission by inanimate objects.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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