Trying to read Lord Foul's Bane, but it's making me antsy about leprosy.
Me to my husband: "Dude...it could happen to anyone."
Him: "Aren't there bigger things to worry about?"
Me: "It would make your gazektanazoid fall off into your underwear bit by bit."
Him: "Good God, let's organize a telethon so medical science can cure this dread disease!"
Chill. From the WHO:
"...Leprosy is one of the least infectious diseases, because:
Over 99% of the population has adequate natural immunity;
Over 85% of the clinical cases are non-infectious, and
An infectious case is rendered non-infectious within one week, most often after the very first dose of treatment."http://www.searo.who.int/entity/leprosy/topics/fact_sheet/en/