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2013-01-24 08:31:45

Marking Progress in Advance of World Leprosy Day, Observed Jan. 27 SEATTLE and RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), in conjunction with OrangeLife, a Brazilian diagnostic company, today announces the registration of a rapid diagnostic test for leprosy, offering new hope for early diagnosis and treatment. The test was registered through ANVISA, Brazil's regulatory authority. (Logo:...

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2009-05-27 14:17:20

Researchers claim to have discovered the earliest evidence of leprosy in a 4,000-year-old skeleton from India. Gwen Robbins, an anthropologist at Appalachian State University, and a team of archaeologists from Deccan College in Pune, India, found the skeleton at the site of Balathal in Rajasthan. The region was thriving from about 3700 to 1800 B.C., they reported in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS One. Robbins' team reported that the skeleton shows evidence of erosion caused by leprosy. It...