BASIL TAHAN ASAM PADA NYAMUK

Subakir Subakir, Kabulrachman Kabulrachman

BASIL TAHAN ASAM PADA NYAMUK

Abstract


Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. M. Leprae (AFB) is found in blood of lepromatous patients. A preliminary study of AFB (Acid Fast Bacteria) was performed from 49 mosquitoes in a leprosy ward.

The result shows that 2(4,1%) mosquitoes were found positive AFB. This study was undertaken to investigate the possibility of mosqiutoes as a vehicle in transmission and spreading of leprosy.

Keywords


Leprosy; Mosquitoes; Mycobacterium leprae

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