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Q.  What is the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for leprosy elimination?

a. 1 case in 1000 individuals
b. 1 case in 10,000 individuals
c. 1 case in 1000,000 individuals
d. 1 case in 10,00,000 individuals


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Leprosy is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae which affects mainly the skin and nerves. As per WHO guidelines, when the number of leprosy patients gets reduced to below 1 case per 10,000 populations.
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