By Samuel Nicklaus
What Is Leprosy?
History Of Leprosy
Risk Of Exposure
Even though the chances of you getting leprosy are very slim and 95% of us are immune to the Leprosy bacteria, over 2 million people are affected by leprosy. Some armadillos in the Southern United States have leprosy and it takes a lot of exposure to an armadillo to get the disease. A few popular countries that have the disease are Brazil, India, Madagascar, and Central African Republic. India is the leading country for most Leprosy cases. Leprosy is caused by the spread of bacteria and in the air only. It spread person to person by coughing or sneezing. You can even get the disease by just breathing! Children are more likely to get the disease than adults but its still very unlikely to get the disease.
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