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Leprosy Epidemiology in the Kolaka Regency, Indonesia, 2017-2021


Leprosy is an old disease that can cause paralysis. It has become endemic in most parts of Indonesia. Leprosy patients usually suffer from stigma and decreased self-esteem. This study used data for 2017 – 2021 from the Kolaka District Health Office. It was found that the majority of people with leprosy in Kolaka over the study period had multibacillary leprosy. The case distribution fluctuated over this time period. Most leprosy patients in the Kolaka Regency were in the working area of the Tosiba Health Center. Keywords: leprosy, Kolaka Regency, Indonesia

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Ramadhan Tosepu R
Effendy DS