Minggu, 12 Desember 2010

New Cases of Leprosy Still High

The number of new cases of leprosy in Indonesia remains high even though the drug has been available for free.

In Indonesia there are about 17,000 new cases of leprosy within a year. This makes Indonesia ranks third highest number of leprosy patients in the world. "A large number of residents can not be a reason. In comparison, China's population more than Indonesia, only 1500 new leprosy cases in a year.

If the leprosy patients detected and treated promptly, he will not transmit more disease.

Early detection of leprosy can be done by very simple and easy to do. The trick is to press the white spots that appear on the skin with a needle. If pressed white patches are numb should be no further examination.

Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. It is difficult infectious disease and infection that occurs has to do with the immune condition. Malnutrition and poverty, including factors that influence. Leprosy including infectious disease that is difficult. It's just that many people who do not know that. As a result, many leprosy sufferers who have a negative stigma.

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