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Research Article

Risk of Buruli Ulcer and Detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Mosquitoes in Southeastern Australia

  • Caroline J. Lavender,

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Janet A. M. Fyfe,

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Joseph Azuolas,

    Affiliation: Department of Primary Industries, Attwood, Victoria, Australia

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  • Karen Brown,

    Affiliation: Department of Primary Industries, Attwood, Victoria, Australia

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  • Rachel N. Evans,

    Affiliation: Health Services Department, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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  • Lyndon R. Ray,

    Affiliation: Health Services Department, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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  • Paul D. R. Johnson mail

    paul.johnson@austin.org.au

    Affiliations: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: September 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001305

About the Authors

Caroline J. Lavender, Janet A. M. Fyfe, Paul D. R. Johnson
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Caroline J. Lavender, Janet A. M. Fyfe, Paul D. R. Johnson
WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Joseph Azuolas, Karen Brown
Department of Primary Industries, Attwood, Victoria, Australia
Rachel N. Evans, Lyndon R. Ray
Health Services Department, City of Greater Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Paul D. R. Johnson
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: paul.johnson@austin.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJL JAMF JA PDRJ. Performed the experiments: CJL JAMF JA KB RNE LRR. Analyzed the data: CJL PDRJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAMF JA LRR PDRJ. Wrote the paper: CJL PDRJ.