People who live in warm, wet areas are most at risk to get leprosy. Today, leprosy is found mainly in Angola, Brazil, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Many soldiers who fight in these areas become infected.
Ways to protect yourself from Leprosy
To protect yourself from getting Leprosy, you can avoid contact from people that might have the disease. If you happen to catch the disease, the best thing you can do is get an early diagnosis. You can also use steroids and antibiotics to help.