Leprosy cases turn up in Brevard
It's a disease that is often associated with persecution and isolation, but leprosy has been reported in Brevard County five times in the last year. Most of the folklore and fear has dissipated over the centuries, though, and a large majority of people ...
Florida Today - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:10

10 Photos Of Iran's Last Living Lepers
Photographer Ali Hamed Haghdoust didn't know much about leprosy when he first visited the village of Baba Baghi, in northwest Iran, seven years ago. He was only compelled to go when his friend, a nurse, showed him photos of the people who lived there: ...
Refinery29 - Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:35

Three leprosy cases confirmed in Florida
Health officials in Florida report that in the last five months, three people in Volusia County have been diagnosed with leprosy. Two of the cases are thought to be linked to recent contact with nine-banded armadillos. The leathery animal is suspected ...
CBS News - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:09

How Armadillos Can Spread Leprosy
Smithsonian - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:00

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties
ABC News - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:54

Leprosy cases on rise in Florida
WKMG Orlando - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:04

3 Leprosy Cases Confirmed in Florida
Patch.com - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:00

Leprosy Cases Confirmed In Florida: Should We Blame The Armadillos?
Tech Times - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:54

Flagler County reports its first leprosy case in 15 years
Flagler County health officials recently diagnosed the first case of leprosy the county has seen in at least 15 years. Doctors from the Flagler County Department of Health reported the latest infection Friday and it comes on the heels of Volusia County ...
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:06

Leprosy Outbreak 2015: Florida Armadillos Possible Culprit For Unusually High ...
International Business Times - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:05

Flagler County reports leprosy case, 9th case in Florida in 2015
Outbreak News Today - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:22

WHO promotes water, sanitation to battle neglected tropical diseases
"Once you have the severe form of a disease like leprosy, you pretty much have it for life and the people affected often suffer from exclusion," Yael Velleman, WaterAid senior policy analyst on sanitation and health, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:30

WHO: Body promotes water, sanitation to battle neglected tropical diseases
Pulse Nigeria - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:48

What you need to know about leprosy
A recent outbreak of leprosy in Florida has been linked to armadillos, which are common wildlife in that state; however leprosy can be caught in other ways and has been reported elsewhere in the United States. Five things to know about leprosy: Leprosy ...
Allentown Morning Call - Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:46

5 things you should know about armadillos and leprosy
Wait — armadillos can give you leprosy?! Yes. Yes, they can. In a study published in 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say they've genetically linked leprosy in humans to the bacteria naturally carried by armadillos. Infected ...
Austin American-Statesman - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:33

Armadillos May Be Cause for Rising Leprosy Rates in Florida
The Florida Department of Health is recommending people take certain precautions to avoid contracting leprosy from armadillos, even though the overall risk to humans is relatively low. There have been nine leprosy cases reported in the last seven ...
WUFT - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:52

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