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Leprosy cases declined 37% in the Americas over a decade

 The number of new leprosy cases in the Americas fell by 36.9% between 2003 and 2013—from 52,435 to 33,084, —according to the latest data of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Nearly 94% of these cases were reported from Brazil. The proportion of people with leprosy declined 54.2% at the regional level during the same period, from 0.72 to 0.33 cases per 10,000 inhabitants

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