volume 70, issue 1, P25-29 2001
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.70.25
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Abstract: Leprosy, which was known to ancient India as "Kustha Roga" is thought to be its origin from India also. It is, still, a major public health problem in India affecting many people every year. India is, now, having maxi mum numbers of leprosy cases worldwide and accounts for 67% of total prevalence and 73% of total new case detection. Huge numbers of new cases have been detected in recent years (Last year new cases were 782501) because of adoption of new strategy, Modified Leprosy Elimination compaign (MLEC), an…

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