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					                MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE


        this dangerous, slow moving bacteria causes “leprosy”
 which affects the victims skin, nerves, and mucous membranes,
 causing boils. The bacterium is spread through water droplets,
like a cough or sneeze. The spreading of the bacterium could take
years to show symptoms. Leprosy mainly affects humans and nine-
banded armadillos. The treatment for leprosy is a combination of
rifampin, dapsone, and clofazime. Some facts about leprosy is that
 it does not make limbs fall off as people think. Also, it affects
 armadillos, and mice. Scientists have been unable to culture it,
   because it develops the best in the extremities of the host.
                 Bibliography

http://bacteria.emedtv.com/mycobacterium-
leprae/mycobacterium-leprae.html

http://diseases.emedtv.com/leprosy/cure-
leprosy.html

http://microbes.historique.net/leprae.html

http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/M_leprae/

				
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