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Is a single contact with leprosy infected person is sufficient for infection and in how many days the earlier symptoms occur of get infected what are the earlier symptoms of leprosy.

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No, casual or even prolonged skin touch doesn't cause spread of Leprosy bacteria. Leprosy is thought to be transmitted via droplets from the nose and mouth during close prolonged contact with affected individuals, though the exact route of transmission has yet to be proven definitively. Not all individuals infected with M. Leprae will go on to develop leprosy, because only 5%-10% of the population is thought to be susceptible to the infection because of immunological reasons. And it's completely curable disease now.
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Droplet infection is responsible for that May be in one or subsequent contact.
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