We Had A Cure For Leprosy For Centuries, But Couldn’t Get It To Work

People in China discovered the cure for leprosy in the 1300s, and yet for six hundred years, the cure didn’t actually work. We’ll tell you why a known cure wasn’t good enough, and how to make it good enough.

Source: We Had A Cure For Leprosy For Centuries, But Couldn’t Get It To Work

Now you know, should you come down with leprosy.  It is possible to get it from armadillos…

It’s a shame about how brief Alice Ball’s life was.  There aren’t many instances of science advancement by women, so it’s nice to see one.

You’re More Likely To Have Leprosy Than You Know (And That’s Okay)

For the hypochondriac in all of us! 😉

Leprosy is not a disease of the past. Nor is it particularly rare. It’s one of the many diseases we get without ever knowing we have them . . . most of the time.

Source: You’re More Likely To Have Leprosy Than You Know (And That’s Okay)

The article focuses on various catchy/alarming viruses.  It mentions but largely dances around being an asymptomatic carrier.  A la Typhoid Mary, the most notorious case of an asymptomatic carrier.  Her story is rather sad – she continued to get jobs in kitchens because it paid better than other options.