Coming To Grips With The Science Behind Buruli Ulcers

Piers talks with leading experts on Buruli ulcers Professor Tim Stinear of the Doherty Institute and Professor Paul Johnson, Director of Research at Austin Health. While they acknowledge gaps in their understanding, they explain the spread of the disease from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula to the Mornington Peninsula and why they believe mosquitos are the likely link from possums which carry the bacteria to humans.

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Further Reading

Beating Buruli in Victoria: Information about the mosquito control study
Buruli ulcer: community information sheet
WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Buruli ulcer