India beats all records on a dangerous "old" diseases
Says the latest report of the International Union against leprosy of 228,474 cases of leprosy reported in the world in 2010, in India fell 126,800 patients. At the moment there are more than 1000 colonies with people with leprosy, said "NEWSru Israel".
According to the president of the International Union SD Gokhale, India revealed more than 55% of all cases of leprosy. "This is a wake-up call. If not bring the situation under control and the introduction of measures to control the disease, the problem becomes even more acute," – says Gokhale.
Leprosy is also known as chronic granulomatous. The bacteria that cause disease mainly affects the skin, peripheral nervous system, upper respiratory tract, genitals, hands and feet.
The disease has been mentioned in ancient texts. But the unprecedented flourishing of infections occurring in the Middle Ages. Then in Europe were opened throughout the Hospital. The main problem is that the infection may follow a long asymptomatic incubation period (up to several decades).
Have leprosy long and latency, and the symptoms can be easily confused with other diseases (the patient experiences malaise, weakness, drowsiness, vomiting). Treatment of leprosy quite effectively if it detect at an early stage.