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Armadillos, vacations and leprosy

Posted in Other animals
It’s easy to get hung up on odd ball reports, since they’re interesting and novel. Their overall impact is pretty low, but they often have some reasonable take-home messages. So, here’s another odd ball report: leprosy in a Canadian who had never traveled beyond Canada and the US (Bonnar et al, 2018 Emerging Infectious Diseases). Leprosy is… Continue Reading

Feline leprosy

Posted in Cats, Other diseases
Leprosy usually evokes images of deformed faces and hands and leper colonies. This disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, has been recognized for at least 4000 years, and is thought to have been one of the biblical plagues. While now treatable with proper access to healthcare, leprosy is still a problem in some regions. Feline leprosy… Continue Reading