Floridians are getting leprosy from armadillos at a higher rate than normal

Reported cases of leprosy, or Hansen's disease, are higher than normal in Florida this year, and experts are blaming armadillos. On average, the state of Florida sees 10 cases of leprosy a year. So far in 2015, 9 cases of leprosy have already been confirmed in Florida, as reported by WJAX. According to the CDC, armadillos are naturally infected with leprosy and they're the only animals known to carry the disease, which is a bacterial infection that affects the nerves, respiratory...

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