Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:11
In a breakthrough, US researchers have found that an improved tuberculosis vaccine can offer strong protection against leprosy.
Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:52
India`s leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:20
Venezuelan physician and scientist Jacinto Convit, creator of the anti-leprosy vaccine and one of the leading researchers in the study of tropical diseases, died Monday in Caracas. He was 100.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 21:02
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Thursday said here that there should be no place for stigma against leprosy patients in the society.
Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 19:00
Researchers have found two leprosy-causing bacteria from a last common bacterial ancestor around 10 million years ago.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:11
A new study has found that the active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, might be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:22
New research points towards leprosy, also known as Hansen`s disease, being one of the oldest human-specific infections, with roots likely stemming back millions of years.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 22:16
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for integrated leprosy services in geographically focused areas to eradicate the disease while Vice President Hamid Ansari urged for generating awareness about its misconceptions.