Nigeria: What to Know About Buruli Ulcer
[Daily Trust] Umeh recalls that his younger brother (Ikenna)'s ailment started with a painless swelling on his left foot which developed into a massive ulcer after some time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Africa: How Covid Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] Neglected tropical diseases is an umbrella term used to describe a group of 20 infectious diseases. These diseases affect over 1.7 billion people. They can disable, debilitate and even kill. The world's most vulnerable and poorest are most affected. In the past, the diseases in this group have been overlooked internationally and poorly funded domestically: hence the "neglected" in the name. Some common neglected tropical diseases are Buruli Ulcer, Dengue Fever and Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seaside Australia Faces a Rise in Flesh-Eating Buruli Ulcer Cases
As Buruli ulcer cases have risen, they have taken a physical and psychological toll but also offered hope that scientists can solve the bacteria ’s many mysteries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Australia Ulcers Bacteria Source Type: news

A Terrifying Disease Stalks Seaside Australia: Flesh-Eating Ulcers
As Buruli ulcer cases have risen, they have taken a physical and psychological toll but also offered hope that scientists can solve the bacteria ’s many mysteries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Australia Ulcers Bacteria Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreads to new regions, prompting Victoria health alert
Buruli ulcer has spread to town on Great Ocean Road and a suburb of GeelongThe spread to a new geographic area of Victoria of a severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia has caused health authorities to issue a state-wide health alert to doctors.The Buruli ulcer occurs in very specific areas of Victoria and Queensland, and those who don ’t enter an endemic area don’t get the disease. In Victoria, transmission of the disease has until now been confined to the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Infectious diseases Victoria Queensland Health Australia news Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer's spread to new part of Australia worries infectious disease experts
Three cases of disease have emerged south of its usual catchment area in far-north QueenslandThe spread of a severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia to a new geographic area in Queensland has infectious disease experts worried.The Buruli ulcer, also known as the Bairnsdale ulcer or Daintree ulcer, is an infection that eventually leads to an eruption of painful skin ulcers that fail to heal. There have been no reported cases in New South Wales, South Australia or Tasmania, with the disease so far confined to the Douglas Shire in far north Queensland between Mossman and just beyond the Daintree River, and to Vi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Australia news Queensland Health Source Type: news

Buruli ulcer: Promising new drug candidate against a forgotten disease
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe adverse side effects. Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) together with colleagues from Singapore have discovered a highly effective compound against Buruli ulcer which has the potential to become a powerful alternative to the existing treatment options. Results were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infect...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: Treatment for Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease caused byMycobacterium ulcerans. It predominantly affects children below age 15 in sub ‐Saharan Africa and people of any age in Australia. The infection manifests as a skin nodule, oedematous lesion, plaque, or ulcer. Transmission of Buruli ulcer is not entirely understood, with aquatic insects and mosquitoes being linked to disease transmission in some settings. It is clear, howeve r, that disease is caused by the puncturing injury and introduction of the environmental pathogen into the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Whether the bacteria are thriving within a vector before th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer: Coalition will spend $1.5m to try to control disease's spread
Buruli ulcer funding will be matched by Victorian government and two local councilsMore than $1m will be spent tackling a mysterious flesh-eating bug and reducing its spread in Australia.The federal government on Thursday announced it is investing $1.5m into researching the Buruli ulcer,which has spread throughout Victoria and far north Queensland.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Infectious diseases Australia news Medical research Microbiology Victoria Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia
Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia and reasons remain a mystery
Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading rapidly in Australia
Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O ’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of Buruli ulcer were on the rise but researchers were baffled as to why Victoria was being particularly affected. There have been n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Victoria Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Tissue-destroying ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia
Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O ’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of Buruli ulcer were on the rise but researchers were baffled as to why Victoria was being particularly affected. There have been n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Victoria Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease
An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news