Stigma Surrounding Leprosy Hindering Elimination Efforts In India
Associated Press: Stigma hinders efforts to combat leprosy in India
“…The stigma of leprosy endures in India, even though the country has made great strides against the disease, which is neither highly contagious nor fatal. Now the number of new annual cases has risen slightly after years of steady decline, and medical experts say the enormous fear surrounding leprosy is hindering efforts to finally eliminate it…” (George, 3/9).
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