Fiocruz develops research to eradicate leprosy - Fiotec
Natureza: Research
Financiador: Fiocruz

IOC 002 FIO 19 novo portalNew ways to treat and prevent leprosy are being discussed with the goal of eradicating the disease. With this in mind, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), by means of a project supported by Fiotec, has been strengthening surveillance actions regarding leprosy and other diseases that can be eliminated.

The research consists in detecting and monitoring bacterial resistance to anti-leprosy drugs among those with the disease, identifying risk factors and offering consultation and exams to recurring patients.