Florida Leprosy Outbreak Linked To Nine-Banded Armadillos

March 2, 2015 1:19 AM

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Two of the three recently diagnosed with leprosy in Florida have been in contact with nine-banded armadillos, according to Volusia County health officials.

Armadillos, which are only found in the Western Hemisphere, are not naturally carriers of the disease, as they themselves were infected by European settlers who migrated to America.

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