News – AU – Carnivorous disease spreading in Australia with health alert

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The skin infection can cause lesions and may require surgery if left untreated.It is not yet entirely clear how the Buruli ulcer spreads to humans and cases have recently emerged in mainland Australia identified

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New cases of Buruli ulcer have been identified in the Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick areas of Melbourne

However, the risk of infection in the above areas is still low, according to NCA Newswire

The World Health Organization explains: “Although the causative agent of Buruli ulcer is an environmental bacterium, the way it is transmitted to humans is unknown

“The organism produces a unique toxin – mycolactone – which damages the skin

Melbourne, necrotizing fasciitis, Buruli ulcer, skin condition

News – AU – Carnivorous disease spreading in Australia with health alert

Source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-flesh-eating-disease-spreading-23547827