Where is Leprosy Found Today

Where in the world is leprosy?

Take a look at the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data on our map.

Quick facts:

  • Every 2 minutes a person somewhere in the world is diagnosed with leprosy
  • Most cases of leprosy are found across Asia, Africa, and South America
  • Around two thirds of new leprosy cases each year are found in India

If a country has only a handful of cases, these cases are likely to be people who have come to the country from a country with a high number of cases.

Australia has less than 10 cases in a year.

See the full WHO report here