Now, I see why so many Nigerians live in the United Kingdom and the United States. People in Nigeria still get leprosy. You would have thought that nobody contracted this disease anywhere in the world because leprosy is easily cured with antibiotics.
However, two thousand people in Nigeria still contracted Hansen’s disease, the formal name for leprosy, in 2018. Leprosy is a disease that is contracted from bacteria. Leprosy is not highly contagious, but it causes lesions and nerve damage.
The disease was thought to be completely wiped out, but the incubation period could last up to 20 years.