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MELBOURNE – A flesh-eating ulcer is spreading so rapidly in the Australian state of Victoria that is being talked about is an epidemic. In an article In the Medical Journal of Australia, experts say the number of cases of Buruli-ulcer increases, but that it is unclear why only in Victoria is happening. In other states of Australia have been no cases reported.

The ulcer usually begins as a spot on the skin. Then the infection goes into the fat layer between the skin and the muscles, in which the tissue levels are eating away.

In 2016 were 182 people swear, which is 72 percent more than ever before. Last year it increased that number to 236. The condition is already in the state, but it is unknown how the ulcer spreads.

The ulcer usually begins as a spot on the skin that resembles an insect bite. Then the infection goes into the fat layer between the skin and the muscles, in which the tissue levels are eating away before the end up as an ulcer to the skin. That can be extremely painful.

Experts believe that the condition can be transmitted by mosquitoes or possums.

Shocking photos of buruli-ulcer can be viewed here.

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