Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weirdest news of the day

BREAKING: You can get leprosy from - wait for it - armadillos. That's right: armadillos. "It had long been believed that the disease was passed only from human to human. The new finding may explain the origin of the malady for those in the U.S. who don't know where they picked it up," reports the LA Times. Leprosy is treatable today with antibiotics. Only 5% of humans are susceptible. Still, some folks will freak. But before you do, take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and then recall the last time you've had "close and repeated contact" (what it takes to get infected) with an armadillo. Right. I can't remember either. Weird news for a weird news day.

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