Cases of Leprosy Surge in Central Florida, CDC Says
This is 'historically uncommon' in the U.S.
The authors said that the Sunshine State has "witnessed an increased incidence of leprosy cases lacking traditional risk factors," with trends contributing to "rising evidence that leprosy has become endemic in the southeastern United States."
"Travel to Florida should be considered when conducting leprosy contact tracing in any state," the CDC wrote.
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