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Health officials endorse Riverside County child has leprosy

Health officials in Riverside County reliable Friday that an facile schoolchild has Hansen’s disease, also famous as leprosy.

The child appears to have contracted a singular illness from “someone that had been diagnosed with Hansen’s illness who had prolonged, tighten hit with a child,” said Barbara Cole, executive for illness control for the Riverside County Department of Public Health.

Leprosy is widespread by coughing and sneezing but requires that people spend prolonged durations of time together, like vital in a same household, experts say.

Cole could not yield sum about how a child became infected but pronounced a child lives in Jurupa Valley — in a western partial of Riverside County — and a studious who widespread a illness does not live in a county.

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