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can dogs contract leprosy from an armadillo

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can dogs contract leprosy from an armadillo?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.
Hello, and welcome to Just Answer.

No, dogs cannot contract leprosy from armadillos just from contact. If the dog should kill and eat the raw armadillo meat, there is a slight chance the dog could contract leprosy, should the armadillo be infected; however, if your dog just bites the armadillo, there should be no cause for concern.

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Edited by Cher on 9/14/2010 at 6:46 AM EST