Although the WHO is working hard to eradicate leprosy, it is still prevalent in India and has now reached the middle and upper classes.
It is a disease caused by a bacteria which infects the skin and nerves. The earliest symptom may be a light patch with loss of sensation, or tingling/numbness in the extremities (which can also be a symptom of diabetes, Vit. B12 deficiency).
LEPROSY IS CURABLE.
Treatment consists of oral medication.