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Southern U.S.: Armadillos blamed for leprosy (don't eat Armadillo meat)
Telegraph ^ | 04/28/11

Posted on 04/30/2011 4:55:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Armadillos blamed for leprosy

A strain of leprosy found in armadillos has been identified in dozens of people in the southern United States, indicating the skin disease can be transmitted directly from animals to humans.

6:19PM BST 28 Apr 2011

The report published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the disease, most often found in India, can originate in the United States and infect humans who hunt armadillo and butcher the meat.

Leprosy, sometimes called Hansen's disease after the Norwegian doctor who discovered it in 1873, is a bacterial infection that causes lesions on a person's extremities.

About 249,000 new cases were reported globally in 2008, and about 150 cases arise in the United States each year.

Left untreated, it can lead to blindness and nerve damage that cripples the hands and feet, but it is usually curable with antibiotics.

The team of US and Swiss researchers looked at 50 leprosy patients in the United States and 33 wild armadillos with the disease.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: armadillos; godsgravesglyphs; leprosy
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1 posted on 04/30/2011 4:55:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

But... but... I thought God created Armadillos so Texans could have Possum on the half shell!


2 posted on 04/30/2011 5:02:24 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No big deal. These Texas speed bumps taste like chicken anyway!


3 posted on 04/30/2011 5:07:27 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: missnry

What?! No more armadillo burgers? No more eggs over easy with armadillo steak for breakfast? No more armadillo chimichangas?!! Noooooooooo
Seriously, I must confess my culinary ignorance; I had no idea folks ate these critters.........if anyone could enlighten me, how do they taste?


4 posted on 04/30/2011 5:09:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Contrary to popular theory, it is not a highly contagious disease, and about 95 percent of the human population is naturally immune."

Where did they get that from? Certainly not from the CDC, which lists leprosy as a nationally notifiable disease, subject to quarantine due to its public health threat.
5 posted on 04/30/2011 5:17:00 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Many years ago a friend and I shot one in Fla. and decided to cook it up.
We cut out the hams, no easy task, and tried to fry it like chicken.
It was so nasty my friend’s dog wouldn’t eat it, and that dog would eat anything.


6 posted on 04/30/2011 5:20:54 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
.........if anyone could enlighten me, how do they taste?

Well....it really depends lon how long it has been sitting on the side of the road. If it isn't ripe, actually it DOES take like chicken. Not as "gamey" or oily as Raccoon though. Hope this helps!

7 posted on 04/30/2011 5:24:54 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
.........if anyone could enlighten me, how do they taste?

Well....it really depends lon how long it has been sitting on the side of the road. If it isn't ripe, actually it DOES take like chicken. Not as "gamey" or oily as Raccoon though. Hope this helps!

8 posted on 04/30/2011 5:24:59 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Armadillo, the meal that jumped.

If you don’t understand this, ask. The explanation is a little funny (but not to the armadillo.)


9 posted on 04/30/2011 5:26:29 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Armadillo Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 armadillo, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
1 1/4 cup light cream
1 tablespoon brown mustard (e.g. Gulden’s) or Poupon Dijon
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Turn this recipe into a puzzle! [click]

PREPARATION:
Mix all ingredients of marinade and add armadillo. Marinate about 8 hrs., turning meat occasionally. Remove armadillo and reserve marinade. Melt butter in deep skillet and brown armadillo pieces. Pour in marinade and bring to a boil. Stir in seasoning, cover and simmer until tender (about 1 - 1 1/4 hours.) Remove skillet from the fire and place armadillo pieces on a warmed platter.

Mix mustard and cornstarch, then mix in cream. Return skillet to low heat and stir in this mixture a little at a time. Stir sauce until hot, but not boiling, and thickened. Pour sauce over armadillo. Serve with steamed rice.

CDKitchen note: this was posted to rec.food.recipes - we can’t quite imagine eating armadillo - but hey, who are we to judge!


10 posted on 04/30/2011 5:28:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

A Texas buddy once said he and his family ate these things all the time.
I didn’t know if he was kidding or not...


11 posted on 04/30/2011 5:38:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: central_va; Eric in the Ozarks


12 posted on 04/30/2011 5:40:26 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I threw up a little in my mouth.


13 posted on 04/30/2011 5:42:44 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Sorry to ruin your Freeping.:-)
14 posted on 04/30/2011 5:48:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Has anyone told Anthony Bourdain?


15 posted on 04/30/2011 5:49:36 AM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Damn.

I just had an armadillo and provolone sandwich for lunch.

16 posted on 04/30/2011 5:49:55 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: central_va

wuss


17 posted on 04/30/2011 5:50:37 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Aren’t they just armored rats?


18 posted on 04/30/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: TigerLikesRooster
There is an Arkansas joke in there somewhere: 3, 2, ........


19 posted on 04/30/2011 6:15:56 AM PDT by RobertClark (I carry a gun because I can't hurl a rock at 1263 fps.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I get interested in this stuff here in Texas, as that may be the only option for eating meat, for while, after the dollar crashes.


20 posted on 04/30/2011 6:17:39 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: BobL

Must be good at removing shotgun pellets from games eventually.


21 posted on 04/30/2011 6:24:48 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: savedbygrace

I dropped a small (less than foot long pecan wood) stick on the head of one to get it out of my garden. That thing hopped, jumped and flopped around like it was in the mortal thrall of death itself!

I’ve never seen an animal put on such a fake show as that. Maybe birds trying to fake an injured limb to draw a predator away from the nest is the nearest thing like it.

I guess it is a survival technique because it sure freaked me out. I thought it was having a fit.


22 posted on 04/30/2011 6:32:08 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good point.


23 posted on 04/30/2011 6:33:03 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is going to upset the AR15.com boys!


24 posted on 04/30/2011 6:35:05 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Heller: The defining moment of our Republic)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

hoover hogs


25 posted on 04/30/2011 6:35:54 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

Obama Oinkers!


26 posted on 04/30/2011 6:39:54 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Must be good at removing shotgun pellets from games eventually.”

I’d think calling in a napalm strike would get the critter and also barbecue it. But I bet the veggies would be overdone, unless you’re talking kudzu or collards.


27 posted on 04/30/2011 6:41:05 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: central_va
1 tablespoon brown mustard (e.g. Gulden’s) or Poupon Dijon

Pardon me, do you have any Poupon?

28 posted on 04/30/2011 6:41:34 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: sergeantdave
napalm strike

Would smell like gasoline, though.

29 posted on 04/30/2011 6:42:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: BerryDingle

That photo reminds me of some parts of Maine as much as the south. The body of that old Olds on blocks would be rusted right through if it was, though. I’m calling southeast Ohio. They’ve got union written all over them, those two.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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31 posted on 04/30/2011 6:46:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: RegulatorCountry
They’ve got union written all over them, those two.

That would explain why the concrete blocks are supporting that Olds by its sheetmetal floors, rather than the frame rails.

32 posted on 04/30/2011 7:04:02 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Poor Huckadillo is not going to be pleased with this news.


33 posted on 04/30/2011 7:09:11 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I am not trying to offend but that is the most unappetizing food/animal/critter whatever that I have seen in a long time.


34 posted on 04/30/2011 7:15:07 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: TigerLikesRooster
*THIS* is news in the UK? It's something *I* personally have known for about three decades now, when I was first stationed at Ft Hood, TX in 1981. We were constantly warned about the linkage between the local wildlife (armadillos) and leprosy...

the infowarrior

35 posted on 04/30/2011 7:16:49 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"I know all about th' armadilla!"


36 posted on 04/30/2011 7:19:26 AM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: bannie

What did the leper say to the prostitute?

You can keep the tip.


37 posted on 04/30/2011 7:23:56 AM PDT by TStro
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To: TStro

GACK!


38 posted on 04/30/2011 7:26:04 AM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: Charles Martel

Nobody said they were bright, lol.


39 posted on 04/30/2011 7:29:02 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: bannie

Why was the leper hockey game canceled? There was a face off in the corner.


40 posted on 04/30/2011 7:33:30 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bannie

Thanks for posting the Lone Star Beer armadillo photos, I’m having to work up a knitting program for Nine Banded Armadillo boot socks, and a clear shot of how the bands look is hard to come by. Should look pretty cool, the pattern’s going to be drop stitch on a flat knit with lycra. Does the species always appear beige-brown-grey like this? I thought they were shades of grey.


41 posted on 04/30/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: momtothree

If you want to get rid of annoying house guests, you might find it useful. Bring it out at the last moment, and most of them probably hit the door immediately.


42 posted on 04/30/2011 7:35:52 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I have known that armadillos are carriers of leprosy for most of my life. I wonder what percentage of the animals are carriers and do they die of it as well?


43 posted on 04/30/2011 7:38:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: RegulatorCountry

I have no idea! I was privileged to live in Texas for about a year in 1979/80. I remember a great advertisement for Lone Star Beer in which the fat, tall, old wife of a short, fat, cigar-ed millionaire mocked her husband with, “I know all about the armadillo!”

I do remember a LOT of roadkill armadillos though.

:-)


44 posted on 04/30/2011 7:53:06 AM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: Ditter; SunkenCiv
"I have known that armadillos are carriers of leprosy for most of my life."

Me too.

Why are they treating this as some new discovery?
Around here (the South), we've know this our whole lives.

45 posted on 04/30/2011 7:55:05 AM PDT by blam
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To: bannie

I’ve heard they have an odd habit of jumping and rolling into a ball when frightened, leading to getting embedded in the grilles of oncoming traffic, or worse, ping-ponged into the windshield.

I’ve only seen one live one in person, drove out to New Mexico from North Carolina during summer break when I was in college to visit with my dad in Las Cruces, he was setting up a manufacturing plant and was there for six weeks. That one was grey, almost silvery.


46 posted on 04/30/2011 8:10:28 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Dang, and they were keeping the roads so ‘dillo free, but then I always thought you were supposed to throw the roadkill INTO the burn barrel, not on top with spices.
47 posted on 04/30/2011 8:39:27 AM PDT by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line- says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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To: PowderMonkey
Where did they get that from? Certainly not from the CDC, which lists leprosy as a nationally notifiable disease, subject to quarantine due to its public health threat.

There was a long time leper colony in Carville, La. (Yes, like James Carville) that closed years ago. I often wonder why. Perhaps the National Health Service decided it was not contagious.

48 posted on 04/30/2011 8:53:03 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: blam

Pretty much the only critters who even *get* leprosy.


49 posted on 04/30/2011 9:12:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Armadillo is the most gristly meat I’ve ever eaten.


50 posted on 04/30/2011 9:26:24 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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