Single-Dose Rifapentine Reduces Leprosy Transmission In Household Contacts


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. […]