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17 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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What's causing Florida's leprosy cases?

Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.

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JUL 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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What You Should Know About Armadillos And Leprosy

By now, you may have heard that armadillos are causing leprosy outbreaks in Florida. Nine cases have been reported in Florida this year, which is close to the annual average of ten, according to Time.  So, just how dangerous are these critters to your health? Before you freak out and conjure up images of disfigurement and medieval shunning (hey, it's ...

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JUL 22, 2015 - NPR

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Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Peccadillo

Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.

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JUL 22, 2015 - Time

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JUL 22, 2015 - Fox News

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Florida residents reportedly urged to keep away from armadillos over leprosy fears

Florida residents reportedly are being urged to stay away from armadillos, which are being blamed for the unusually high number of leprosy cases across the state.

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