PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Background: Mycobacterium ulcerans is the causative agent of Buruli ulcer (BU), a destructive skin disease found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and south-eastern Australia. The precise mode(s) of transmission and environmental reservoir(s) remain unknown, but several studies have explored the role of aquatic invertebrate species. The purpose of this study was to investigate the environmental distribution of M. ulcerans in south-eastern Australia.
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Public Library Science, Article, Real-Time Pcr, Buruli Ulcer, Environmental-Samples, Southeastern Australia, Variable-Number, Infection, Disease, Identification, Transmission, Ghana
Fyfe, Janet A.; Lavender, Caroline J.; Handasyde, Kathrine A.; Legione, Alistair R.; O'Brien, Carolyn R.; Stinear, Timothy P.; Pidot, Sacha J.; Seemann, Torsten; Benbow, Mark Eric; Wallace, John R.; McCowan, Christina; and Johnson, Paul D. R., "A Major Role for Mammals in the Ecology of Mycobacterium Ulcerans" (2010). Biology Faculty Publications. 1.