Leprosy Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

It takes a while for Mycobacterium leprae to reproduce inside the organism. It develops inside the cells. As a rule, it needs at least two weeks to progress. Other bacteria grow within several minutes or maximum hours. The most comfortable temperature for Mycobacterium leprae is 80.9 F-86 F. That is why it prefers chilly body organs and zones like nose, eyes, and extremities, especially feet and arms.