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Warning issued after flesh eating disease discovered in Melbourne’s inner-north – 3AW

A flesh-eating ulcer has made its way to a non-coastal part of Melbourne for the first time. Cases of the Buruli ulcer have been identified in Essendon, Moonee…

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A flesh-eating ulcer has made its way to a non-coastal part of Melbourne for the first time.
Cases of the Buruli ulcer have been identified in Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton issued an alert about the flesh-eating ulcer on Tuesday.
Molecular microbiologist at the University of Melbourne’s Doherty Institute, Professor Tim Stinear, says the first sign is a mosquito bite that doesn’t quite look right.
“First symptoms are often like a mosquito bite that won’t…

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