It spread through the respiratory tract as a droplet infection.
Once the organisms enter someone’s body it may take about 3 to 5 years for symptoms to appear. Only about 10% who are infected will develop symptoms of leprosy
Yes. It is given free of charge from government skin clinics.
visit the closest Government hospital skin clinic or Central Leprosy Clinic at OPD, Room no – 12, National Hospital Sri Lanka, Colombo 10 (0112696444).
After one week of starting treatment transmission of leprosy to another person is minimal.
Anti leprosy campaign has initiated a help line service for the general public & Health staff. You need to take a clear image of the skin patch and send it to the Central Leprosy Clinic WhatsApp number (0754088604). Then the central leprosy clinic will guide you accordingly. You can get information about leprosy from this WhatsApp number as well.
You have to send the below mentioned details along with a clear image of the skin patch.
When taking the photo