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'Understanding how infection levels respond to climatic factors is hugely important, particularly with poorly understood, emergent diseases such as Buruli ulcer
,' said lead investigator Aaron Morris.
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We concluded to multifocal Buruli ulcer
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Funds raised at the event will help children and adults in Liberia, West Africa devastated by the rare disease, Buruli Ulcer
(Tanghe et al., 2001), diabetes type 1 (Huppmann et al., 2005) and colorectal carcinoma (Mosolits et al., 2005).
Current rates of tuberculosis, Hanson's Disease (leprosy) and the buruli ulcer
(also known as the Bairnsdale ulcer) have increased the importance of studies of mycobacteria.
Typhoid fever is endemic, and there is a type of skin ulcer called the Buruli ulcer
that is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans and is more common in children than in adults.
It has taken 60 years of trying, but scientists have finally found the home environment of the microbe that causes Buruli ulcer
, a devastating skin disease.
Differential diagnosis includes chronic bacterial osteomyelitis, tuberculosis, Buruli ulcer
, other deep fungal infections such as blastomycosis or coccidomycosis and leishmaniasis, yaws and syphilis, and soft-tissue sarcoma.