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Explainer: what is the flesh-eating bacteria that causes Buruli ulcer and how can I avoid it?

A Victorian teenager was recently reported to be suffering from a Buruli ulcer, an infection caused by the “flesh-eating” bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Medicine & health
Remote and poor Australians at greater risk of infectious disease

Remote and poor Australians at greater risk of infectious disease

A unique 21-year study of more than 2.4 million cases of infectious disease across Australia reveals a major social divide where being poorer, living remotely or being an Indigenous Australian means having an increased risk of sexually transmissible

Medicine & health
Professor Allen Cheng

Long courses, confusion and culture: why we’re losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

By Allen Cheng Doctors often tell patients to take a “course” of antibiotics, because a partially treated infection may result in relapse with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But where does this advice...

Professor Allen Cheng

Long courses, confusion and culture: why we’re losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

By Allen Cheng Doctors often tell patients to take a “course” of antibiotics, because a partially treated infection may result in relapse with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But where does this advice...

Professor Allen Cheng

Long courses, confusion and culture: why we’re losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

By Allen Cheng Doctors often tell patients to take a “course” of antibiotics, because a partially treated infection may result in relapse with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But where does this advice...

Allen Cheng

How would Australian hospitals respond to a case of Ebola?

by Allen Cheng As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, hospitals and health systems are preparing for possible cases in Australia. What would this response look like? Australia has...

Allen Cheng

How would Australian hospitals respond to a case of Ebola?

by Allen Cheng As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, hospitals and health systems are preparing for possible cases in Australia. What would this response look like? Australia has...

Allen Cheng

How would Australian hospitals respond to a case of Ebola?

by Allen Cheng As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, hospitals and health systems are preparing for possible cases in Australia. What would this response look like? Australia has...