Potential Wildlife Sentinels for Monitoring the Endemic Spread of Human Buruli Ulcer in South-East Australia

@inproceedings{Carson2014PotentialWS,
  title={Potential Wildlife Sentinels for Monitoring the Endemic Spread of Human Buruli Ulcer in South-East Australia},
  author={Connor Carson and Caroline J. Lavender and Kathrine Ann Handasyde and Carolyn O'Brien and Nick Hewitt and Paul D R Johnson and Janet A. M. Fyfe},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
The last 20 years has seen a significant series of outbreaks of Buruli/Bairnsdale Ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, in temperate south-eastern Australia (state of Victoria). Here, the prevailing view of M. ulcerans as an aquatic pathogen has been questioned by recent research identifying native wildlife as potential terrestrial reservoirs of infection; specifically, tree-dwelling common ringtail and brushtail possums. In that previous work, sampling of environmental possum faeces… CONTINUE READING
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