Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 1948-5948

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Are there Autochthonous Cases of Leprosy in Spain?

Marta Fernandez Esgueva*, Blanca Fortuno, Jorge Alfaro Torres, Silvia Martinez Cuenca, Juan Manuel Garcia Lechuz, Jesus Vinuelas Bayon

Leprosy or Hansen's disease is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The mechanism of transmission
is not well known, but it is thought that it is transmitted person to person through respiratory secretions by means
of close and continuous contact. Since the Global implementation of effective multidrug therapy in the mid-80s the
incidence of leprosy had decreased from 5.4 million cases per year to 210.758 cases at the end of 2015.

Published Date: 2019-05-07; Received Date: 2019-04-09