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Title: Buruli ulcer: a new case definition for Victoria.
Austin Authors: Betts, Juliana M;Tay, Ee Laine;Johnson, Paul D R ;Lavender, Caroline J;Gibney, Katherine B;O'Brien, Daniel P;Globan, Maria;Tzimourtas, Nectaria;O'Hara, Miriam A;Crouch, Simon R
Affiliation: The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital, Geelong
Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Infectious Diseases
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne..
Issue Date: 21-Nov-2020 2020-11-21
Publication information: Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2020; online first: 21 November
Abstract: Laboratory-confirmed infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans is currently notifiable to health departments in several jurisdictions. Accurate surveillance is imperative to understanding current and emerging areas of endemicity and to facilitate research into a neglected tropical disease with poorly-understood transmission dynamics. The state of Victoria currently reports some of the highest numbers of M. ulcerans cases in the world each year, with 340 cases notified in 2018 (an incidence of 5.5 per 100,000 population). In May 2019, a group of clinical, laboratory and public health experts met to discuss a new case definition for the surveillance of M. ulcerans disease in Victoria, incorporating clinical and epidemiological elements. The new case definition supports important public health messaging and actions for residents and visitors to popular tourist areas in Victoria.
DOI: 10.33321/cdi.2020.44.93
Journal: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
PubMed URL: 33349204
Type: Journal Article
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