What is Leprosy?
Leprosy is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae.
The disease affects skin and peripheral nervous system. The infected areas become benumbed.
There are other symptoms like ulceration, nodulation, deformities of finger and other body parts.
The disease is transmitted only through prolonged contact with affected person. Childe of leper, if isolated early in life lead healthy life. Leprosy can be cured successfully. But the phycological and social aspects of the disease are the hurdle in rehabilitating the cured persons. People must be educated that lepsory is a curable disease and a leper can become a perfect healthy man once he is cured. They should be treated as a perfect member of our society.