Climate and Landscape Factors Associated with Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Victoria, Australia

  title={Climate and Landscape Factors Associated with Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Victoria, Australia},
  author={Jenni van Ravensway and M Eric Benbow and Anastasios A. Tsonis and Steven J. Pierce and Lindsay P. Campbell and Janet A. M. Fyfe and John A. Hayman and Paul D R Johnson and J. Randall Wallace and Jiaguo Qi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans (M. ulcerans), is a necrotizing skin disease found in more than 30 countries worldwide. BU incidence is highest in West Africa; however, cases have substantially increased in coastal regions of southern Australia over the past 30 years. Although the mode of transmission remains uncertain, the spatial pattern of BU emergence in recent years seems to suggest that there is an environmental niche for M. ulcerans and BU prevalence… CONTINUE READING


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