Eight cases of leprosy found in a single ward in Mahottari

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Gaushala:  As many as eight patients of leprosy have been identified in a single ward of Mahottari rural municipality in Mahottari district.

Rural municipality Health Coordinator Saroj Kumar Jha shared that patients with this chronic disease were spotted in ward no 5, a settlement of the Dalit people. 

A drive to identify leprosy patients and offer them multidrug therapy for cure has been launched aggressively in this rural municipality with more than 30,000 population, informed Jha.

Leprosy is caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae and it is a curable disease. Symptoms may occur within a year of infection but can also take as long as 20 years or even more to occur, according to the World Health Organization. RSS