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Flesh-eating Buruli ulcer cases discovered in inner Melbourne suburbs – ABC News

Cases of the Buruli ulcer have been discovered in the Melbourne suburbs of Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick West, Victoria’s health department says. And a genetic…

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Cases of the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer have been discovered in the Melbourne suburbs of Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick West, Victoria’s Department of Health has said the first time a non-coastal area has been identified as a potential area of risk.
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  • The Department of Health said a genetic analysis suggested there was a common link to the Melbourne cases
  • The risk of catching it in the new areas is “low”, the department said
  • The Buruli ulcer is a painful skin lesion that requires early…

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