In response to a recent increase in leprosy cases in Florida, FIU News sat down with Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to distinguish fact from fiction in order to help keep Floridians out of harms way…
From the article:
Armadillos are among the few mammals that can get and spread leprosy. Research has shown that of the cases of leprosy that turn up in Americans in the South, who haven’t traveled to countries where there’s a lot of leprosy, are most probably linked to contact with armadillos.
Read the full article at FIU News.