A 'Rugged and Feeble' Bacterium | GenomeWeb

Leprosy, a disease that may conjure up images of medieval leprosariums, still infects some 200,000 people a year, mostly in developing nations like India and Brazil, the New York Times reports.

Recent analysis of the bacterium behind the disease, Mycobacterium leprae, indicates that it is "rugged and feeble, exacting and inept," the Times' Natalie Angier says,

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