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Hello I am Dr Pravin . Being a Dermatologist I have worked in the field of leprosy for more than 7 years.
We do deal with patients in our clinical practice and have also studied animal models of armadillo in transmission of leprosy.
Would you like me to assist you in this case?
You do not have to accept it . You can continue and you will not be charged
It is charged only if you accept it
You will be charged what you have originally paid
The chance of transmission to your dog is negligible. Leprosy naturally infects armadillos as they an ideal reservoir.
The leprosy can get transmitted if the dog has eaten the animal flesh
I will answer your query
As mentioned above :
The dogs cannot in turn pass it to your kids
Very rarely armadillos are known to harbour rabies
Is the animal still there ?
Have you contacted the authorities?