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Leprosy/Allergy question

Patient: Me 30 and my daughter 2 and half years were in a auto(India), in the signal when the auto stopped, A person whose fingers are bent (is it leprosy) was begging,Suddenly she touched my head and my daughters head to bless as she was a gay. I am much worried


Symptoms: Nothing

Doctor: Hello, Thanks for your query on ATD.Even if the beggar was having leprosy, there is no chance that you or your baby w ill get it. To transmit the leprosy, a prolong contact (Months) is required.Please forget this incidence.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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