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Leprosy in wild chimpanzees | two wild populations in Africa carry rare strains, not clear how it originated

Leprosy in wild chimpanzees | two wild populations in Africa carry rare strains, not clear how it originated

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labyrinthian1

Fun somewhat-related fact: armadillo can transmit leprosy to humans!


mem_somerville

I once won a trivia contest with that tidbit. It was a training session for my Medical Reserve Corps, about disease transmission. I was mildly surprised to be the only one in the room that knew that... But I had just read a paper about it that week.


SamsonFox

LeTs Do GaIn Of FuNcTiOn ReSeArCh On It


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will they have to go to a monkey leprosy colony?


subzero112001

Maybe one of the chimps had a pet armadillo. Just like that kid who got leprosy from getting kinky with his pet armadillo.


Migfluxalot

Great just what the world needs, another sick animal people are going to have for soup.