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.
Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology