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Armadillo

Caption: An armadillo in the Southern United States. Armadillos are the only other known carriers of leprosy bacilli, but cross-species contamination remains rare.

Credit: Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch/heidihanskoch.com

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Related news release: Swiss-US team finds indigenous cases of leprosy in the Southern United States


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