Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy) is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured.

Hansen's disease is monitored to prevent and control outbreaks.

In 2022, the number of Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) in Alachua County was compared to Florida at 8. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

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Alachua County
Hansen's Disease (Leprosy), Single Year
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Hansen's Disease (Leprosy), Single Year  
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountCount
202208
2021014
2020027
2019026
2018018
2017017
2016118
2015129
2014010
2013010
2012010
2011011
2010012
200907
2008010
2007010
200607
200502
200405
200309
Florida
Hansen's Disease (Leprosy), 2022
At least 51 counties must have rates greater than zero for a quartile map to be displayed.
Hansen's Disease (Leprosy), 2022  
CountyCount
Florida8
Alachua0
Baker0
Bay0
Bradford1
Brevard3
Broward0
Calhoun0
Charlotte0
Citrus0
Clay0
Collier0
Columbia0
Miami-Dade0
DeSoto0
Dixie0
Duval1
Escambia0
Flagler0
Franklin0
Gadsden0
Gilchrist0
Glades0
Gulf0
Hamilton0
Hardee0
Hendry0
Hernando0
Highlands0
Hillsborough0
Holmes0
Indian River0
Jackson0
Jefferson0
Lafayette0
Lake0
Lee0
Leon1
Levy0
Liberty0
Madison0
Manatee0
Marion0
Martin0
Monroe0
Nassau0
Okaloosa0
Okeechobee0
Orange0
Osceola0
Palm Beach0
Pasco0
Pinellas0
Polk0
Putnam0
St. Johns0
St. Lucie0
Santa Rosa0
Sarasota0
Seminole0
Sumter1
Suwannee0
Taylor0
Union0
Volusia1
Wakulla0
Walton0
Washington0
6/23/2024 9:24:40 PM

Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology

  • This disease became reportable prior to 1992. Counts and rates include confirmed and probable cases of Cholera (Vibrio cholerae Type O1).
  • Data presented here are from Merlin, Florida's web-based reportable disease surveillance system. Note that any data prior to 1992 are not maintained in Merlin and should be interpreted with caution.
  • Data in this report are aggregated by the date the case was reported to the Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health. Cases are assigned to Florida counties based on the county of residence at the time of the disease identification, regardless of where they became ill or were hospitalized, diagnosed, or exposed.
  • Reports for reportable disease data are produced weekly, monthly, and annually. To access these reports, visit Surveillance Publications. More detailed information on interpreting data can be found in the introduction section of the annual reports. For questions, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.