BH-20180416-62627-AUS – Biological Hazard – Australia – Australia – New-Zealand

A mysterious and 'nasty' flesh-eating bug is spreading at unprecedented levels in Victoria, and experts don't know how to stop it. Researchers are appealing for government funding so they can figure out how to contain the bacteria, which causes a disease called Buruli ulcer. Most commonly found in tropical Africa and usually associated with stagnant water, it can have devastating impacts on sufferers, including long-term disability and deformity. Cases have been reported in the Daintree and, less commonly, the Northern Territory, NSW and Western Australia. But most are from Victoria where ...

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