CONTROLLING BURULI ULCER IN VICTORIA

Grant number: 1152807 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

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Abstract

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.