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Flesh-eating Buruli ulcer cases discovered in inner Melbourne suburbs

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Cases of the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer have been discovered in the Melbourne suburbs of Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick West, Victoria’s Department of Health has said — the first time a non-coastal area has been identified as a potential area of risk.

The department said “several cases” had been discovered and a genetic analysis of the bacteria, as part of a research project, suggested a common source of the infection.

The bacteria had also been…



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