Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. Leprosy is caused by a slow-growing type if bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae.
Leprosy is common in many countries world-wide and in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates. About 100 cases per year are diagnosed in the United States. Most cases are in the South, California, Hawii, and U.S. islands.
Symptoms included skin lesions that are lighter than than your normal skin tone, muscle weakness, and numbness