Just when you think things are starting to get back to normal, a leprosy outbreak happens in Florida.
The last time I can even remember discussing leprosy is when I played Jesus Christ in an Easter play at my Church in the Second Grade.
Now we are to believe that this ancient disease is resurfacing and possibly becoming an infectious disease problem that could start spreading?
The End of the World
Even though Florida is starting to see person-to-person infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not yet put out a travel advisory for the state, reported the Daily Caller.
Health.com has put out a full advisory page for what you need to know in regard to the illness.
Leprosy, generally speaking, is only contracted by people that immigrated from leprosy-endemic areas.
Florida, unfortunately, is where most of these people come from, with central Florida accounting for about 81 percent of all cases in the state.
Now, however, people are contracting the disease locally, and that is a problem.
The CDC estimates that roughly 95 percent of people have natural immunity from leprosy. For those infected, they are typically treated with a strong antibiotic regimen.
If the condition is left untreated, as we know from ancient times, it can lead to horrific mutilations, and the crippling of hands, feet, as well as other forms of paralysis and blindness.
The CDC noted, “The modern cases of the ancient, mutilating disease are ‘lacking traditional risk factor,’ and ‘those trends, in addition to decreasing diagnoses in foreign-born persons, contribute to rising evidence that leprosy has become endemic in the southeastern United States.’”
Yet, there is still no warning.
I cannot help but wonder if they are rolling the dice to help Biden avoid what happened to Donald Trump with COVID.
Having said that, I think we can fully expect attacks from both Donald Trump and Democrats against Ron DeSantis during the campaign season on this front.