It looks like we got out of Arkansas just in time. I've always feared I would end up a leper.
edit- Apparently the story has been pulled because the physicians were mistaken about the cases of leprosy. At least that was the title of another article that was linked, but had been moved. I apologize for the misrepresentation of the wonderful Natural State.
edit take 2- according to the Arkansas Department of Health, only about 5% of the population in general can even contract leprosy. The contraction has to do with genetics. Even if you're genetically disposed to contraction, you have to be in contract with mucus and other body fluids.