Mycobacterium ulcerans infection: a rediscovered focus in the Capricorn Coast region of central Queensland

Glenn D Francis, Michael Whitby and Marion Woods
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00516.x
Published online: 7 August 2006

To the Editor: Mycobacterium ulcerans is an environmental pathogen with a global geographic distribution and focal disease clusters. The World Health Organization considers M. ulcerans infection to be of increasing global importance, particularly in West Africa.

  • Glenn D Francis1
  • Michael Whitby1
  • Marion Woods2

  • 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


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