Armadillos Possible Cause Of Leprosy Outbreak

Nine cases of leprosy have been reported in Florida so far this year, with all sufferers reporting recent contact with armadillos, leading officials to warn against touching the armored mammals, although it’s not certain they are causing the disease to spread. What do you think?

“‘Possible cause’? Don’t sully their good name unless you’re sure.”

Mick Padera • Junior Postman


“It’s Florida. Those grotesque skin sores could’ve come from anywhere.”

Sean Allston • Systems Analyst

“They say that like it’s so easy to just not touch an armadillo.”

Jan Hedberg • Topiary Clipper