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New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

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.

India will take at least 40 years to eliminate 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.

Convit, creator of anti-leprosy vaccine, dead

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.

No place for stigma against Leprosy: Dalai Lama

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.

Leprosy the world`s oldest infectious disease?

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.

Vinegar helps fight drug-resistant TB

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.

Leprosy may be one of the oldest human illnesses ever

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.

President calls for eradicating leprosy

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.

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