July 23rd, 2015 12:15 EST
Spitting Armadillos are Spreading Leprosy in Florida! Sign of the End Times!
"Three people have been diagnosed with leprosy in Volusia County over the last five months, two of whom got the disease after coming into contact with armadillos, health officials said. "
When people hear the term leprosy, they generally think of leper colonies in Third World countries or references in the Bible where lepers were outcasts who lived on the margins of society.
People are under the impression that leprosy has been eradicated in industrialized countries, but hundreds of cases of the bacterial disease are reported in the United States each year.
Leprosy is spread between people, but Floridians generally contract the disease after coming in contact with spitting armadillos. Armadillos naturally harbor the bacteria (mycobacterium laprae) that causes the dreaded affliction.
Armadillos aren`t on a mission from God to pass on the disease to human beings, they spit only when they are cornered or feel threatened. Maybe not the Jehovah of the Old Testament, but Mother Nature is punishing us with leprosy for destroying the natural habitat of armadillos.
And you thought alligators were the only creatures you had to fear if you moved to Florida ...