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Title: Mycobacterium ulcerans in mosquitoes captured during outbreak of Buruli ulcer, southeastern Australia.
Authors: Johnson, Paul D R;Azuolas, Joseph;Lavender, Caroline J;Wishart, Elwyn;Stinear, Timothy P;Hayman, John A;Brown, Lynne;Jenkin, Grant A;Fyfe, Janet A M
Affiliation: Infectious Disease Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. paul.johnson@austin.org.au
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2007
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases; 13(11): 1653-60
Abstract: Buruli ulcer (BU) occurs in >30 countries. The causative organism, Mycobacterium ulcerans, is acquired from the environment, but the exact mode of transmission is unknown. We investigated an outbreak of BU in a small coastal town in southeastern Australia and screened by PCR mosquitoes caught there. All cases of BU were confirmed by culture or PCR. Mosquitoes were trapped in multiple locations during a 26-month period. BU developed in 48 residents of Point Lonsdale/Queenscliff and 31 visitors from January 2001 through April 2007. We tested 11,504 mosquitoes trapped at Point Lonsdale (predominantly Aedes camptorhynchus). Forty-eight pools (5 species) were positive for insertion sequence IS2404 (maximum likelihood estimate 4.3/1,000), and we confirmed the presence of M. ulcerans in a subset of pools by detection of 3 additional PCR targets.
Internal ID Number: 18217547
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10509
DOI: 10.3201/eid1311.061369
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18217547
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Animals
Australia.epidemiology
Buruli Ulcer.epidemiology.microbiology
Child
Child, Preschool
Communicable Diseases, Emerging.epidemiology.microbiology
Culicidae.microbiology
Disease Outbreaks
Environmental Microbiology
Female
Humans
Infant
Insect Vectors.microbiology
Male
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium ulcerans.genetics.isolation & purification
Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
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