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Disease Prevention and Control / Communicable Diseases / Leprosy

Leprosy Situation: Region of the Americas, beginning of 2006

Country/
Territory
Registered Prevalencea New Case Detectionb New MB Casesc New Cases,
Females
New Cases,
Children
New Cases,
Dis. G 2
Relapsese
Argentina 775 484 348 198 5 8 11
Brazil 27,313 38,410 19,515 17,796 3,259 1,890 1,433g
Bolivia - 114 41 47 11 2 1
Chile - 1 0 1 0 0 0
Colombia 1,017 585 402 0 19 57 35
Costa Rica 33 11 8 6 0 3 0
Cuba 226 208 173 93 8 7 5
Dominican Republic 301 155 99 78 25 5 2
Ecuador 178 116 73 41 0 0 3
El Salvador 10 6 4 3 0 4 0
Guatemala 6 3 3 0 0 0 0
Guyana - 28 19 13 5 4 0
Honduras - - - - - - -
Jamaica 19 9 6 2 1 3 2
Mexico 776 289 218 108 8 32 43
Panama 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
Paraguay 735 480 373 187 19 38 0
Peru 26 26 19 12 2 1 55
St. Lucia - 5 3 2 0 0 -
Suriname 37 42 22 12 7 3 0
Trinidad and Tobago 46 31 15 11 7 1 2
United States - - - - - - -
Uruguay 8 6 6 1 0 2 2
Venezuela 1,389 768 496 261 56 47 32
Total 32,904 41,780 21,845 18,872 3,432 2,107 1,627

a Prevalence as of end of 2005.
b New cases reported during 2005.
c MB = Multibacillary leprosy.
d New Cases, Dis. G 2  = Grade 2 disabilities among new cases.
e Relapses occurring during the year. (Note: Numbers for relapses in Brazil are not yet laboratory confirmed.)
f (-) No information.
g Numbers for relapses in Brazil are not yet laboratory confirmed.

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