Leprosy frequency in the world, 1999-2010

In 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) committed to reducing the prevalence of leprosy to below 1 in 10,000 inhabitants by 2000. Significant improvements in leprosy control have occurred, but leprosy remains a public health problem in many countries due to its high incidence and rate of transm...

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Main Authors: Maria Lúcia Fernandes Penna, Gerson Oliveira Penna
Format: Article
Published: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde 2012-12-01
Series:Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762012000900002&lng=en&tlng=en