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How does mycobacterium leprae spread?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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. Armadillos serve as a vector for Leprosy in the US.

In brief: 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. Armadillos serve as a vector for Leprosy in the US.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Close contact

M. Leprae, the cause of hansen's disease (leprosy) is not easily transmitted, but those at risk appear to be close household contacts.

In brief: Close contact

M. Leprae, the cause of hansen's disease (leprosy) is not easily transmitted, but those at risk appear to be close household contacts.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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