Measles Cases Surge in US, Surpassing Previous Year’s Total in Early Spike

According to the CDC measles cases in the US are on the rise and they have almost surpassed 2023’s total. As per reports, CDC has confirmed that 64 measles cases have been reported by 17 jurisdictions  ( Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois being among the top). 58 cases were reported in the US in […]

Single-Dose Rifapentine Reduces Leprosy Transmission In Household Contacts

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Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae that primarily affects the skin and peripheral nerves. It spreads through prolonged and repeated close contact with an infected individual over months, mainly through droplets from the nose and mouth. Household contacts of leprosy patients face the highest risk of contracting the disease. […]