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Flesh-eating bacteria might be spread by mosquitoes in Australia

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 26, 2017 01:03 AM
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by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) last modified Sep 25, 2017

Cases of infections from a bacteria described as flesh-eating seem to be increasing in Australia. The bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans gives Buruli ulcers, non-healing sores that slowly grow bigger. The ulcers are a huge health issue in West Africa, and now Australia has been seeing more cases. Scientists aren't quite sure how humans get infected - but possums or mosquitoes are two suspicions. Related:




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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