Urgent warnings as flesh-eating disease rapidly spreads around Melbourne

Urgent warnings as flesh-eating disease rapidly spreads around Melbourne

An urgent health alert has been issued after a flesh eating skin infection was found in Melbourne for the first time. 

‘Several cases of Buruli ulcer have occurred in the Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick West areas of inner Melbourne,’ Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. 

‘The risk of acquiring Buruli ulcer in these areas is considered low. However, this is the first non-coastal area in Victoria to be recognised as a potential area of risk.’

More to come.  

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