Flesh-eating bugs on the rise in Victoria causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

A flesh-eating bug is on the rise in regional Victoria and researchers don’t know how it’s spreading.

Experts are calling for urgent government funding so they can figure out how to contain the bacteria, which causes an infectious disease called Buruli ulcer. Most commonly found in west or central Africa and usually associated with stagnant water, it can have devastating impacts on sufferers, including long- term disability and deformity.

Victoria is facing a worsening epidemic, with 182 new cases in 2016 and 275 last year.

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Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

A severe Mycobacterium ulcerans lesion on the knee of an 11-year-old boy caused by a flesh-eating bug which causes an infectious disease called Buruli ulcer. Picture: AAP

‘THERE WAS NO PAIN’

“It was 2006 when I got it and there were only 50 cases in Victoria at that stage. Mine was a tiny little hole in my leg that didn’t heal,” she told news.com.au.

“There was no pain but I went to the doctor and luckily he diagnosed it straight away. I had a biopsy the next day that confirmed it and it was cut out and stitched up.”

Surgeons originally took a small chunk of skin from around the ulcer on Ms Grant’s lower left leg. But six months later it was back.

“When it came back, it was in exactly the same spot. The next time they cut quite a big hole out of the front of my leg.”

 

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Necrotizing fasciitis
Synonyms Flesh-eating bacteria, flesh-eating bacteria syndrome,[1] necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI),[2] fasciitis necroticans
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Person with necrotizing fasciitis. The left leg shows extensive redness and tissue death.
Pronunciation
Specialty Infectious disease
Symptoms Severe painfever, purple colored skin in the affected area[3]
Usual onset Sudden spreads rapidly[3]
Causes Multiple types of bacteria[4]
Risk factors Poor immune function such as from diabetes or cancerobesityalcoholismintravenous drug useperipheral vascular disease[2][3]
Diagnostic method Based on symptoms, medical imaging[4]
Prevention Wound carehandwashing[3]
Treatment Surgery to remove the infected tissue, intravenous antibiotics[2][3]
Prognosis ~30% mortality[2]
Frequency 0.7 per 100,000 per year[4]

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of the body’s soft tissue.[3] It is a severe disease of sudden onset that spreads rapidly.[3] Symptoms include red or purple skin in the affected area, severe pain, fever, and vomiting.[3] The most commonly affected areas are the limbs and perineum.[2]

Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

Cases of Bairnsdale ulcer in Victoria are significantly increasing year-on-year. Graphic: Medical Journal of Australia Source: Supplied

 

IT’S “just a really ugly scar” for Amelia Grant now, but for a while, it was an open wound that refused to heal.

For three long months, the 38-year-old from Geelong in Victoria had what she describes as a “tiny little hole in my leg”. It was red and itchy on the surface but there was no cause for alarm, she thought.

She couldn’t have known that underneath the surface her flesh was being eaten away. Ms Grant had somehow picked up the mysterious flesh-eating Buruli ulcer during a trip to the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, an area health authorities this week declared a breeding ground for the disease where cases are at epidemic levels.

A startling report in the Medical Journal Of Australia on Monday demanded an “urgent scientific response”, citing a 400 per cent increase in confirmed infections in four years. This is what Ms Grant says people should look out for.

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Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms
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Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

Flesh-eating Bugs On The Rise In Victoria Causing Buruli Ulcer Alarms

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