National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Registry collects data from health care providers and agencies. Data are analyzed and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2015 a total of 178 cases of Hansen's disease were reported in the U.S. In the last 30 years (1985-2015), 6,076 new cases have been reported. The number of cases reported per year peaked at 456 in 1983.
Special reports may be generated from the registry data upon request. Those of general interest are available here and can be downloaded.
Reported U.S. vs. Foreign Born Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Cases, 1992-2002 (PDF- 35 KB) Shows the constancy of U.S. born cases and how the number of reported Hansen's disease (leprosy) cases in the U.S. are influenced by immigration patterns.
Endemic Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) in Louisiana - 2001 (PDF- 35 KB) Summary of the 13 endemic leprosy cases reported from Louisiana in 2001.