Exposure Risk for Infection and Lack of Human-to-Human Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease, Australia.

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TitleExposure Risk for Infection and Lack of Human-to-Human Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease, Australia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsO'Brien DP, Wynne JW, Buultjens AH, Michalski WP, Stinear TP, Friedman DN, Hughes A, Athan E
Abbrev. JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Year of Publication2017
Volume23
Issue5
Pagination837-840
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Australia, Buruli Ulcer, Child, Child, Preschool, Environmental Exposure, Female, Genome, Viral, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium ulcerans, NTDs, Phylogeny, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Risk, Young Adult
Abstract

We conducted epidemiologic and genetic analyses of family clusters of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in southeastern Australia. We found that the incidence of M. ulcerans disease in family members was increased. However, the risk for exposure appeared short-term and not related to human-human transmission.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28418294?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.3201/eid2305.160809
Download PDFhttps://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/5/pdfs/16-0809.pdf
PubMed Central IDPMC5403060