Research Indicates Many Armadillos Carry the Bacteria That Causes Leprosy and Are Capable of Transmitting the Disease to People

Leprosy – which is often referred to as “Hansen’s disease – is a potentially devastating infection that stems from the bacteria known as “Mycobacterium leprae”. This condition causes severe and potentially disfiguring sores on the skin and nerve damage throughout the body. Each year, only about 100 people are officially diagnosed with leprosy within the… Read More…

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