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Scientists are using thousand-year-old remains to help reconstruct the genomes of the medieval leprosy pathogen and uncover the history of the disease.
Scientists have identified a source for some of the unexplained Leprosy cases that appear in the southern US - the nine-banded armadillo.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a new strain of leprosy has surfaced in the Southern United States.
Largest genome-wide association study of an infectious disease.
For thousands of years an undesirable and persistent companion has been traveling with man wherever he goes. Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy, has only one known natural host â€“ mankind.
Researchers claim to have discovered the earliest evidence of leprosy in a 4,000-year-old skeleton from India.
A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.
By Hussain, Tahziba A quick glance at this review article provides an insight into the common and different features of M. leprae and M. tuberculosis and the diseases caused by these organisms.
Mycobacterium leprae, mostly found in warm tropical countries, is a bacterium that causes leprosy (Hansen's disease). It is an intracellular, pleomorphic, acid-fast bacterium. M. leprae is an aerobic rod-shaped surrounded by the characteristic waxy coating unique to mycobacteria tuberculosis. Due to its thick waxy coating, M. leprae stains with a carbol fuscin rather than with the traditional Gram stain. Gerhard Armauer Hansen first discovered it in 1873. It was the first bacterium to be...
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