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Is there a cure for leprosy?

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Leprosy can be cured. In the last two decades, 16 million people with leprosy have been cured. The World Health Organization provides free treatment for all people with leprosy.

SOURCES:

PubMed Health web site: "Leprosy," "Lepromin Skin Test."

World Health Organization web site: "Leprosy: The Disease."

Merck Manual Home Edition, online version: "Leprosy."

CDC web site: "Hansen's Disease: Leprosy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site: "Hansen's disease."

World Health Organization web site: "Leprosy: The Disease," "FAQ Sheet," "Microbiology of M. leprae," "Leprosy: The Treatment."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

PubMed Health web site: "Leprosy," "Lepromin Skin Test."

World Health Organization web site: "Leprosy: The Disease."

Merck Manual Home Edition, online version: "Leprosy."

CDC web site: "Hansen's Disease: Leprosy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web site: "Hansen's disease."

World Health Organization web site: "Leprosy: The Disease," "FAQ Sheet," "Microbiology of M. leprae," "Leprosy: The Treatment."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 23, 2019

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