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First case of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Bairnsdale or Buruli ulcer) acquired in New South Wales

Lavendar, Caroline J; Senanayake, Sanjaya; Fyfe, Janet A; Buntine, John A; Globan, Maria; Stinear, Timothy P; Hayman, John A; Johnson, Paul D R

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Mycobacterium ulcerans is a slow-growing environmental bacterium that causes Buruli ulcer (also known as Bairnsdale ulcer in Victoria and Daintree ulcer in northern Queensland). We describe two patients with laboratory-confirmed Buruli ulcer who were infected either in New South Wales or overseas. A molecular epidemiological investigation demonstrated that, while one case was probably acquired in Papua New Guinea, the other was most likely to have been acquired in southern NSW. To our...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31451
Source: Medical Journal of Australia

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