New cases of leprosy worldwide in 2017, by region

This statistic shows the number of new leprosy cases worldwide in 2017, by region. In 2017, South-East Asia reported 153,487 new cases of leprosy. Worldwide there were 210,973 new cases of leprosy that year. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a curable chronic infectious disease.

Number of new cases of leprosy worldwide in 2017, by region

Number of new cases
South-East Asia153,487
Americas29,101
African20,758
Western Pacific4,052
Eastern Mediterranean3,551
European24
Total210,973
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Release date represents the date figures were accessed.

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