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Can you catch leprosy if visiting colony ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Agree w Dr.Raff

Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases.
One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by nasal droplets. It take a great deal of interaction normally - to transmit.

In brief: Agree w Dr.Raff

Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases.
One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by nasal droplets. It take a great deal of interaction normally - to transmit.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Highly unlikely

Leprosy appears to be transmittable only under circumstances when there has been prolonged intimate personal contact.

In brief: Highly unlikely

Leprosy appears to be transmittable only under circumstances when there has been prolonged intimate personal contact.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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