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, Risk-Factors, Disease, Ghana, Identification, Transmission, Groundwater, Australia, Infection, Dynamics
Williamson, Heather R.; Benbow, Mark Eric; Cambell, Lindsay P.; Johnson, Christian R.; Sopoh, Ghislain; Barogui, Yves; Merritt, Richard W.; and Small, Pamela L. C., "Detection of Mycobacterium Ulcerans in the Environment Predicts Prevalence of Buruli Ulcer in Benin" (2012). Biology Faculty Publications. 23.