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Leptospirosis, a waterborne infection harbored by small mammals, is a major public health threat in most of the Indian Ocean islands but so far gone has mostly undetected in Madagascar.
According to local legends in Madagascar, the aye-aye lemur is a demon that can kill just by pointing a finger. That sounds mythical, but for insects inside tree trunks, there is truth to the killing part. The nocturnal aye-aye uses its multipurpose middle finger to tap forest wood in search of its meals (see above…