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Buruli ulcer infections reach new record

Professor Paul Johnson
Professor Paul Johnson

The latest Austin Health research shows that the number of cases of Buruli ulcer in 2018 has now overtaken last year's number - which was a record.

Last year saw 277 cases of ­Buruli ulcer in Victoria, and experts fear that cases this year could reach a new record of 400. Australia's leading research duo on the flesh-eating bug, Austin Health Director of Research Professor Paul Johnson and The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity's Professor Tim Stinear, say that it is "extremely alarming just how much this problem continues to escalate."

See the full article interviewing Profs Johnson and Stinear in the Weekend Australian.