Indian Ocean Times - only positive news on indian ocean

Mayotte: 307 new cases of leprosy between 2006 and 2011

The Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) announced December 10, its study of leprosy for Mayotte.
The island of perfumes is thus the French territory the most hit by the disease and the second in the Indian Ocean after the Comorian island of Anjouan.
The prevalence rate of leprosy on the Department of Mayotte also achieved one of the highest rates in the world, is 3.7 lepers for 10,000 inhabitants.

Between 2006 and 2011, 307 people affected by leprosy have been identified and the most contagious forms of leprosy were identified in more than 87% of the cases in 2011.
A quarter of new listed cases concerning individuals less than 15 years of age.
The study is sounding the alarm on the endemic situation of leprosy underestimated and calls "to consolidate the leprosy control and monitoring in Mayotte in order to eliminate the disease", with also an awareness of all the health professionals on the island of perfumes.

Assani Badrudin

More from Indian Ocean Times :
< >

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 17:52 Mayotte at the ITB Berlin