Spike in outbreak of leprosy in Florida blamed on armadillos
Health officials in Florida are now warning that touching, or consuming armadillos may cause you to become infected with the very rare leprosy. Florida is at the center of a spike in cases of leprosy, and the culprit is not who you probably expected to be carrying the debilitating disease. Experts warn that those who choose to come in contact with armadillos will be at a greater risk of contracting the disease, and believe this may be the cause in the unexpected rise in leprosy diagnosis in 2015.
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