Exposure Risk for Infection and Lack of Human-to-Human Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease, Australia
Daniel P O'Brien, James W Wynne, Andrew H Buultjens, Wojtek P Michalski, Timothy R Stinear, N Deborah Friedman, Andrew Hughes, Eugene Athan
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2017
We conducted epidemiologic and genetic analyses of family clusters of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in southeastern Australia. We found that the incidence of M. ulcerans disease in family members was increased. However, the risk for exposure appeared short-term and not related to human-human transmission.
This study was supported by the Barwon Health Education, Training and Research Profile Fund.