CONTROLLING BURULI ULCER IN VICTORIA
Grant number: 1152807 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020
Buruli ulcer is an ulcerative skin disease caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium ulcerans. Buruli ulcer cases have been increasing alarmingly around the bayside suburbs of Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria. Here a cluster randomized intervention study will target mosquitoes in affected areas and stop the spread of Buruli ulcer. This project will provide for the first time the urgently needed evidence that will directly inform public health policies to control this emerging disease.
Related publications (2)
Environmental risk factors associated with the presence of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Victoria, Australia.
Kim R Blasdell, Bridgette McNamara, Daniel P O'Brien, Mary Tachedjian, Victoria Boyd, Michael Dunn, Peter T Mee, Simone Clayton, Julie Gaburro, Ina Smith, Katherine B Gibney, Ee Laine Tay, Emma C Hobbs, Nilakshi Waidyatillake, Stacey E Lynch, Timothy P Stinear, Eugene Athan
In recent years reported cases of Buruli ulcer, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, have increased substantially in Victoria, Austra..
Reducing mosquito-borne disease transmission to humans: A systematic review of cluster randomised controlled studies that assess interventions other than non-targeted insecticide
Jane Oliver, Stuart Larsen, Tim P Stinear, Ary Hoffmann, Simon Crouch, Katherine B Gibney
BACKGROUND: Mosquito control interventions are widely used to reduce mosquito-borne diseases. It is unclear what combination of in..