Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2010

Publication Source

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Abstract

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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Published Version

Publisher

Public Library of Science

Volume

4

Issue

8

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

Public Library Science, Article, Real-Time Pcr, Buruli Ulcer, Environmental-Samples, Southeastern Australia, Variable-Number, Infection, Disease, Identification, Transmission, Ghana

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