Florida Officials Warning People Not To Pet Armadillos Amid Spike In Leprosy Cases

(Dawn Ashley)

In case you didn’t hear it from us the first time we mentioned it, petting armadillos could give you leprosy. Yes, seriously, you can get leprosy in the United States, and Florida health officials want to make sure you avoid it: experts in that state are warning residents to resists stroking the little armored creatures, due to a recent uptick in leprosy cases.

They might look cute in their armored suits, but being adorable doesn’t prevent armadillos from spreading the...

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