Leprosy (see Mycobacterial Infections Other than Tuberculosis)

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Animals Involved

Armadillos; nonhuman primates (rare)

Known Distributions

Armadillos in parts of southern USA, Mexico, South America; nonhuman primates in Africa, possibly other locations; only human reservoirs in other areas

Probable Means of Spreading

Transmission of animal leprosy to people likely

Clinical Manifestations in People

Various skin lesions, sensory nerve lesions and deficits, nasal mucosal lesions; mild, self­ limiting to progressive destruction

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