Flesh-eating ulcer ‘epidemic’ hits parts of Australia. Luckily, O’Brien said research has been done to indicate that the disease is not likely spread through contact with other infected people. It took the boy six months to heal. Buruli ulcer is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium ulcerans , which belongs to the same family of microbes that cause tuberculosis and leprosy . The study points to an alarming increase in new cases of the condition, also known locally as Bairnsdale ulcer, or Daintree ulcer.
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. How to get hair like Holly! Still going strong! I don't know how I am going to keep up with them! Has the internet finally caught up with Ronnie Pickering? History 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. The bacteria that cause these ulcers are called M ycobacterium ulcerans (MU). He added that the money also helped raising awareness among the general public and warn people about mosquito bites.