Armadillos Spreading Leprosy; Are Will and Kate Next?
It is unknown whether or not the newlyweds' honeymoon will take them through Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi or Texas, but those states all contain the species of armadillo known to carry leprosy. Should William or Kate (or God forbid both of them) handle the shelled animal or eat its meat, the following may happen:
- Light-colored skin legions will develop, accompanied by decreased sensation
- Numbness in the extremities
- Muscle weakness
If the young couple -- whose magical wedding is perhaps only the preamble to a leprosy-plagued marriage -- fail to receive treatment, permanent cosmetic deformations and nerve damage are shocking possibilities.
God save the once and future King and his beautiful, healthy-complexioned bride.
Armadillos linked to Louisiana leprosy [Independent]