Leprosy - Epidemiological Scenario in India

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During 2015-2016, a total of 1,27,334 new leprosy cases were detected in India.

Among children a total of 11,389 leprosy cases were recorded between the years 2015 and 2016.


Leprosy: Total New Leprosy Cases Detected and Cases Discharged as Cured in India, 2015
Total New Leprosy Cases Detected Cases Discharged as Cured
90,161 74,639

The prevalence rate of leprosy in India is 0.74 per 10,000 population.

STATE/UT TOTAL NEW CASES DETECTED (April to November 2015) CASES UNDER TREATMENT (as on November 2015)
Andhra Pradesh 3,032 2,980
Arunachal Pradesh 25 3
Assam 526 801
Bihar 11,867 10,509
Chattisgarh 7,176 7,475
Goa 88 104
Gujarat 7,041 7,141
Haryana 472 625
Himachal Pradesh 106 151
Jammu & Kashmir 133 204
Jharkhand 3,234 3,413
Karnataka 2,086 2,490
Kerala 401 686
Madhya Pradesh 4,694 4,577
Meghalaya 25 26
Maharashtra 10,707 11,530
Manipur 10 15
Mizoram 3 16
Nagaland 54 71
Odisha 7,677 8,080
Punjab 394 610
Rajasthan 773 1,144
Sikkim 21 19
Tamil Nadu 3,816 8,874
Tripura 29 70
Telangana 1,821 2,026
Uttar Pradesh 16,191 16,485
Uttrakhand 300 344
West Bengal 5,545 7,517
A& N Island 10 23
Chandigarh 92 132
Delhi 1,466 2,255
D&N Haveli 310 290
Daman & Diu 3 14
Lakshadweep 0 7
Puduchery 33 28
Total 90,161 95,763


In the country, a total of 163 districts across 20 States/UTs are identified as High Endemic Districts for conducting Leprosy Case Detection Campaign.

A total of 276 relapse cases were confirmed and treated in 2015.

References:
  1. Annual Report for the year 2015-16, National Leprosy Elimination Programme.
  2. National Health Profile 2016, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govít of India.

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