Dave Stancliff Eating armadillos blamed for leprosy in the southern United States blogarama.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eating armadillos blamed for leprosy in the southern United States

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The next time you decide to cuddle an armadillo, think again!

Scientists are saying these “hillybilly speedbumps” as they’re often called because they get run over a lot, will infect you with leprosy!

Disease likely spreads when people handle, eat the animals, which carry bacteria for disfiguring disease.

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