Florida Residents Advised To Stay Away From Leprosy-Infected Armadillos

Florida residents are being advised to avoid contact with armadillos that are reportedly the cause of a rise in leprosy cases throughout the state.

According to reports, nine cases of leprosy — also called Hansen’s disease — have been reported across Florida so far this year. The average number of cases per year in the state is 10. 

With armadillos common in parts of Florida, including wooded areas, experts advised residents to stay away from the creatures — who are known to be...

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