Worsening Buruli ulcer epidemic demands an urgent response

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Buruli ulcer

Australia's worsening Buruli ulcer epidemic requires an “urgent scientific response”, specialists say.

Record numbers of cases of the Buruli, or Bairnsdale, ulcer have been reported in Victoria and the lesions are becoming more severe, according to infectious diseases doctors at Barwon Health in Geelong.