Social marketing to eliminate leprosy in Sri Lanka.

  title={Social marketing to eliminate leprosy in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Peter G. Williams and D R Dewapura and P R Gunawardene and Sunil Settinayake},
  journal={Social marketing quarterly},
  volume={4 4},
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease which, if untreated, can lead to permanent and progressive nerve damage and thus to deformities of the limbs, eyes, and face. People with leprosy have long been ostracized by society. The clinical signs of leprosy include insensitive skin lesions and thickened peripheral nerves. Untreated infectious leprosy cases are the main source of infection, transmitting the disease through nasal secretions. People with low cell-mediated immunity are at risk of… CONTINUE READING


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