Clinical, Microbiological and Pathological Findings of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in Three Australian Possum Species

@inproceedings{OBrien2014ClinicalMA,
  title={Clinical, Microbiological and Pathological Findings of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in Three Australian Possum Species},
  author={Carolyn O'Brien and Kathrine Ann Handasyde and Jennifer Hibble and Caroline J. Lavender and Alistair R Legione and Christina McCowan and Maria Globan and Anthony T. Mitchell and Helen E. McCracken and Paul D R Johnson and Janet A. M. Fyfe},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer (BU) is a skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, with endemicity predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and south-eastern Australia. The mode of transmission and the environmental reservoir(s) of the bacterium and remain elusive. Real-time PCR investigations have detected M. ulcerans DNA in a variety of Australian environmental samples, including the faeces of native possums with and without clinical evidence of infection. This report seeks to expand on previously… CONTINUE READING
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