Human Leprosy Found in British Red Squirrels (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Red squirrel with possible leprosy, mild alopecia on ear. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 11 November 2016, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by C. Avanzi at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, and colleagues was titled, "Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacilli." Credit Karen van der Zijden Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.