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Mycobacterium Ulcerans disease or Buruli ulcer

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    Posted: September 21 2017 at 5:00am
This sounds like one nasty bacteria, which "gets under the skin and slowly eats its way through the skin and the tissue underneath a limb until it's treated. The longer you leave it the worse it gets, it's a progressive, destructive infection"

Currently it is circulating in Victoria Australia, and heading to epidemic levels (well at least 3 times higher than three years ago - but still I think quite small numbers).

The link contains "WARNING: Graphic image below" so you might not like to follow the link!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41343626
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