SPM – MCQ 122 – Modes of transmission of leprosy

All of the following are the mode of transmission of leprosy except?
A. Breast milk
B. Insect bite
C. Transplacental spread
D. Droplet infection

Correct answer : C. Transplacental spread

The following modes are proposed for transmission of leprosy:

  • Droplet infection
  • Contact spread – direct (skin to skin) and indirect (fomites)
  • Others (Breast milk, insect vectors, tattooing)

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