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Five cases of leprosy detected in Mexico

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020. 2:57 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Five cases of leprosy have been detected in Mexico, The Yucatan Times reports.

Health authorities confirmed that at least 5 cases of leprosy were identified in Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

All patients are reportedly men who have been treated at public hospitals.

Health authorities are closely monitoring the new cases since there may be a chance that others may have had contact with the infected.

Leprosy is an infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes.

Leprosy is curable and takes about 6 to 12 months for an infected person to heal.


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