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FEB 19, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year. "Increased investments by national governments can alleviate human misery, distribute economic gains more evenly and free masses of people long trapped in poverty," WHO Director ...

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FEB 16, 2015 - New York Times

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Global Health: Research Finds a Reason Leprosy Has Persisted

The bacteria that causes the disease can survive for months in amoebae that are common even in human eyes and noses, Colorado State scientists found.

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FEB 07, 2015 - Health Canal

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CSU researchers: Leprosy maintains stubborn hold through infectious buddy system

FORT COLLINS - Leprosy is an ancient and debilitating infectious disease largely quelled with medicine in the past several decades. Yet its persistence in some developing countries has mystified scientists, who long have thought the bacteria that cause the disease cannot survive in the environment.

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