Early Case Detection through Combined Approaches (Contact Survey, Focal Survey, and Special Search) in Munger District of Bihar State, India

This combined approach provides an efficient, active case-detection method that can identify leprosy cases early and therefore reduce the risk for people affected by leprosy to develop disability later in life. This approach is particularly useful in areas where National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) Annual New Case Detection Rates (ANCDR) are stagnant or show a downward trend.