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Health officials fear leprosy resurgence in the country

The prevalence rate of leprosy, which was declared eliminated in 2009, reached 0.94 percent in 2018, which experts fear marks the resurgence of the disease in Nepal. The percentage could be more, officials say, as the current said percentage has been derived just from preliminary data. Health officials fear leprosy resurgence in the country
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Arjun Poudel
Published at : March 7, 2019
Updated at : March 7, 2019 08:41
Kathmandu

Arjun Poudel

Arjun Poudel is a health reporter for The Kathmandu Post. Before joining the Post, he worked for Sagarmatha Television, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times.


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