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Leprosy is a condition that has always been associated with disfigurement and intense suffering. Through the years, this condition is often feared. There was a time that people thought that leprosy is a hereditary condition, punishment, and a curse. This is an ancient illness that can be traced back to the papyrus of early Egyptian civilization. As time passes by, researchers have uncovered the culprit behind this disease. It is a bacillus known as Mycobacterium Leprae. Apparently, this can also be found in armadillo.
Study Has Verified that Armadillo Can Transmit Leprosy to People
On a study conducted last 2011, they revealed a reason why you should avoid a direct contact with armadillo: they can be a possible transmitter of leprosy to the humans. With the aid of the genetic sequencing, they finally understand that at least 1/3 of the leprosy cases in the US annually were result of the interaction with an armadillo that is carrying the bacillus. Most of the incidence has been concentrated in Texas as well as Louisiana where the locals are known for hunting and eating armadillo.
What is Leprosy?
Leprosy is a scourge that has been recorded in the early history of Egypt, India, and Europe. In some instances, it has been referred to as Hansen Disease. Thanks to the modern technology, the spread of this disease has severely decline. Still, there are around 250,000 individuals that can be affected with this disease on an annual basis. The infected person will have to go through a 1-2 years of antibiotic treatment. While this condition is a source of people’s nightmare, a lot of people remains ignorant about the disease. They are not aware about the type of their skin lesion that can result to a life-long nerve damage.
How Armadillos Transmit Leprosy
You are probably wondering why armadillo is a possible carrier of the bacillus. This is perhaps because of their vulnerability of the disease and their ideal body temperature. The pathogen of leprosy is fragile that it will immediately die if it failed to find host. In fact, even experts will find it difficult to culture them in the lab. Thanks to the body temperature of the armadillo that is always above 90-degrees, the bacillus has found the perfect temperature to proliferate. Transmission of the disease is highly possible when a human interacted with an infected armadillo.
Nonetheless, reports stated that the transmission of the pathogens from the armadillo to human is significantly low. The nine-banded armadillos are the only type of armadillos that can carry the disease. Only less than 250 people in the US can contract the disease. Most of the people who have this condition have acquired it from a direct contact with an infected person when they travelled abroad.
Scientists believe that people are the one who infected the armadillo with the pathogens. As of today, at least 20% of the armadillo’s population has been infected with the disease. Infected armadillos will not survive long which diminishes the probability of disease transmission.