The Head of the National Center for Disease Control, Haider Al-Sayeh, confirmed the circulating news that said a case of leprosy was diagnosed last March, reaffirming that the case had recovered.

Al-Sayeh added that the entire number of diagnosed cases in Libya is three, two of whom are in the eastern region and one in the western region, saying that the disease is under control and treatment is available.

He also called on Libyans not to be afraid, explaining that leprosy is an endemic disease in Libya, and revealing a plan adopted by the National Center for Disease Control to eradicate the infectious bacterial disease from the country.