Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Leprosy

Situation and trends

At the beginning of 2013, a total of 115 countries or territories reported on leprosy to WHO: 25 from the African Region, 28 from the Region of the Americas, 11 from the South-East Asia Region, 20 from the Eastern Mediterranean Region and 31 from the Western Pacific Region. Most countries in the European Region have not reported cases in recent years, although several detect a few cases annually. At the beginning of 2012, 232 876 new cases of leprosy were detected, and the registered prevalence was 189 018 cases.

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