leprosy

Finding New Uses For Old Leprosy Drugs

The leprosy drug clofazimine can block SARS-CoV-2 replication and even prevent the cytokine storm often seen in COVID-19 patients.

Six New Gene Loci Linked To Leprosy

A genome wide association study has identified six new genes linked to susceptibility to leprosy.

Trial Set For World’s First Leprosy Vaccine

Developed by IDRI and ALM over the last 12 years, the first leprosy vaccine is slated for Phase I clinical trials by 2015.

Leprosy Staging Comeback In Myanmar

Since meeting an interim target on leprosy in 2003, elimination efforts in Myanmar have taken a back seat to other infectious diseases.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Continue To Plague South Asia Despite Economic Growth

A new report showcases the disproportionately high burden of neglected tropical diseases in India and South Asia that continue to plague the 1.5 billion people living in the region.