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To: driftdiver

Learned in grade school that leprosy (known as Hansen’s Disease after the bacterium was isolated in 1911) is mildly contagious where modern public hygiene is in effect, and can be arrested but not cured.

Anyway, I agree the downplaying of the epidemic alarm in Arkansas is PC-motivated.


20 posted on 02/09/2008 8:31:40 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: elcid1970

“Learned in grade school that leprosy (known as Hansen’s Disease after the bacterium was isolated in 1911) is mildly contagious where modern public hygiene is in effect, and can be arrested but not cured.”

Leprosy can be cured.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/leprosy-10651

“Today, there is effective treatment and the disease can be cured. There is no longer any justification for isolating persons with leprosy.”


23 posted on 02/09/2008 10:43:24 AM PST by driftdiver
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