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Leprosy

Situation and trends

In 2015, a total of 136 countries or territories reported on leprosy to WHO: 28 from the African Region, 23 from the Region of the Americas, 11 from the South-East Asia Region, 20 from the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 28 from the European Region and 26 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. In 2015, 210 758 new cases of leprosy were detected, and the registered prevalence was 174 608 cases.

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