Leprous ‘Dillos

Armadillos are the only animals besides humans that can contract leprosy.

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  1. Temp – [Its body temperature is 90 degrees, 8.6 degrees lower than the temperature of most mammals, including humans. In people, the leprosy bacillus concentrates in the body’s cool extremities, such as the fingers and ears, while in the armadillo, all of its lukewarm organs turn out to be ideal incubators for the bacillus.] http://www.pirweb.org/pir04b_armadillo.htm The most cases of Armadillos with Leprosy are in the U.S. with only one or two counts in South/Central Americas.

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