Tag: leprosy

Leave the Armadillos Alone: They're the Only Animals That Can Give You Leprosy

By Veronique Greenwood | April 28, 2011 3:48 pm

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What’s the News: Please back away from the armadillo, ma’am. You can watch them from a distance, even take pictures, but don’t play with or eat Texas’s state mammal: scientists have just confirmed that it is a source of leprosy infections in humans.

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