Onitsha - Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike on Thursday announced that the state had recorded 110 cases of leprosy in different parts of the state, Vanguard reports.
Dr. Akabuike, who disclosed this at a press conference to mark the World Leprosy Day in the state, said the state last year registered 95 cases of leprosy, who had been confined and currently receiving treatments in two rehabilitation centres in the state.
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He said that 15 fresh cases had been identified in the state, bringing it to a total number of 110 people now being catered for in rehabilitation centres.
Akabuike said: “Leprosy is one of the oldest diseases known to man. It is also known as Hansens disease, as it is named after a Norwegian doctor, Gerhard Henrik Hansen who debunked the prevailing notion then, that the disease was hereditary.
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