Kyosuke Saeki

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Some environmental factors were suspected to be sources of leprosy infection according to the results of total survey in the highly endemic villages in Indonesia. M. leprae DNA were detected by PCR from 21 out of 44 water sources used daily by villagers. Prevalence of leprosy among the people using PCR-positive water for bathing and washing was(More)
One of the most important unsolved problems in epidemiology of leprosy is the heterogeneous geographic distribution of the disease. There are highly endemic area called "Pocket" in the endemic countries. Little is known why leprosy is so endemic in the area. We conducted, therefore, an epidemiological study on M. leprae infection and distribution of leprosy(More)
One of the most important unsolved questions in epidemiology of leprosy is the highly uneven geographic distribution of the disease. There are many hyperendemic "pockets" in endemic countries. Little is known about the reasons why leprosy is hyperendemic in these areas. We conducted, therefore, a series of epidemiological studies on Mycobacterium leprae(More)
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