Health authorities in Chile are reporting a suspect leprosy case in a Haitian citizen living in the city of Valdivia in the southern part of the country, according to a Biobiochile report (computer translated). Minister...

Florida health officials report 27 and 18 confirmed leprosy cases in 2015 and 2016, respectively. To date in 2017, the number of confirmed cases have reached 12, according to Florida Department of Health...

Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of...

In a follow-up to the number of leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in Florida in 2017, Florida state health officials have reported five additional confirmed cases since late February, bringing the...

In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago concerning possible leprosy cases in two students at Indian Hills Elementary in Jurupa Valley, California, Riverside County Public Health says laboratory testing...

In a follow-up to a report from February on the leprosy situation in Florida in 2016, updated data from the Department of Health shows the case tally has risen to 14 through Sep. 22. The case count, all...

Concerned parents in Jurupa Valley, California are demanding more concrete information concerning letters that were sent home to parents saying two students at Indian Hills Elementary may be sick...

After reporting 27 leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in 2015, six cases have confirmed during the first four months of 2016 after the most recent case was reported in late April. According to Florida...

Richard W. Truman, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory Research Branch with the National Hansen’s Disease Program joined me to talk about leprosy in the United States and recent research published in the journal,...

After reporting 27 confirmed leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in 2015, significantly higher than the average of 10 cases seen most years, the start of 2016 appears to be a continuation of last...