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National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Program

Data & Statistics

National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Registry collects data from health care providers and agencies. Data are analyzed and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Highlights from A Summary of Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) in the United States 2006


In 2006, a total of 137 cases of Hansen's disease were reported in the U.S. In the last 30 years (1975-2005), 7,166 new cases have been reported. The number of cases reported per year peaked at 456 in 1983 and, since 1988, has remained relatively stable.

Registry Reports 2001-2005

Other Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Resources

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention and Treatment of the Neuropathic Foot (Online Course)

Disease Listing: Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) 1997 Case Definition (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

Leprosy (National Institutes of Health)

Leprosy Elimination/Leprosy Today (World Health Organization, not a U.S. Government Web site)

International Leprosy Association (not a U.S. Government Web site)

International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (not a U.S. Government Web site)

The STAR, a publication educating the public on Hansen's Disease (not a U.S. Government web site)