Leprosy Is Not Quite Yet A Disease Of The Past

Health-care workers screen women for leprosy in the town of Nyaung U in Myanmar.

In 2006, the World Health Organization issued a report on the “elimination of leprosy as a public health problem.” A new report estimates there are still 200,000 new cases a year.

(Image credit: Kiara Barnes/Courtesy of Novartis Foundation)