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Can you catch leprosy anywhere in the u.S.?
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, but there are very few active cases of leprosy and you must have close contact in order that the disease is transmitted.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but there are very few active cases of leprosy and you must have close contact in order that the disease is transmitted.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Leprosy
There are about 6,500 people w Leprosy in the US.
In 2009 there were 213 new US cases. Most new cases are in: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York & Texas. Leprosy may be transmitted by close contacts with infected armadillos or humans. 95% of people are immune to Leprosy. It is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases.

In brief: Leprosy
There are about 6,500 people w Leprosy in the US.
In 2009 there were 213 new US cases. Most new cases are in: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York & Texas. Leprosy may be transmitted by close contacts with infected armadillos or humans. 95% of people are immune to Leprosy. It is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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