April 27, 2011
All Right, That’s It. I’ve Eaten My Last Armadillo

From CNN Health:

…There have been several anecdotal reports of leprosy in humans who have handled, killed or eaten armadillos, or who may have been indirectly exposed by gardening in soil where the animals burrow, as was the case for Abide's patient.

But until now, experts haven't been able to confirm that armadillos could pass the disease to humans. The study provides the strongest evidence to date. Researchers analyzed the genomes of leprosy-causing bacteria collected from seven patients and one armadillo…


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 27, 2011 06:08 PM
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OK - you made me laugh twice today. Eat the Rich and the armadillo thing are hilarious. Thanks!

Posted by: Noel Roberts on April 29, 2011 12:46 PM
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