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Leprosy around the world

Every year between 200,000 and 400,000 new cases of leprosy are found around the world. In 2005 the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that over 296,000 new cases of leprosy were detected. Over 70% of new cases are found in India. In Mozambique, Indonesia, DR Congo and Brazil new cases of leprosy continue to increase each year.

However, many cases will still go undetected each year, particularly in very rural areas where even basic health care is limited. [1]

Leprosy in Madurai district

New found leprosy cases found by Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre in the past years.

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