NPR logo

Last Leprosy Facility Closes

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Last Leprosy Facility Closes

Last Leprosy Facility Closes

Last Leprosy Facility Closes

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Karen Anderson of member station WRKP in Baton Rouge reports on the closing of the last residential treatment facility for leprosy in the U.S. Residents must now either move to a new facility or face life outside.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.