[USA], August 3 (ANI): Mycobacteria, a bacterial group that causes killer diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), leprosy, and Buruli
ulcer depend on carbon monoxide to survive when other nutrients are not available, suggests a new study.
Targeting IS2404 is considered the diagnostic standard for Buruli
Evelyn Ngige, who made this known during the 2018 Annual Review Meeting of the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli
Ulcer Control Programme organised by the Department of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Anambra State government in Awka, the Anambra State capital last week, despite the gains made over the years in the fight against the three diseases, the country's position in Africa and the world at large is totally unacceptable.
It defines a list of seventeen neglected diseases targeted by transnational actions, namely: Chagas Disease, Dengue, Buruli
Ulcer, Cysticercosis, Dracunculiasis, Echinococcosis, Fascioliasis, Human African Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Rabies, Schistosomiasis, Helminthiasis, Trachoma and Yaws.
In a joint report, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and health care provider Barwon Health detailed the rise of the Buruli
ulcer in Australia, reports Xinhua news agency.
ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers say
FIND was established in 2003 as a global non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development, evaluation and delivery of high-quality, affordable diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases, now including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, sleeping sickness, hepatitis C, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, Buruli
ulcer, non-malarial fever and diseases with outbreak potential, such as Ebola.
Basidiobolomycosis can be mistaken for Buruli
ulcer (BU), an infectious skin disease due to Mycobacterium ulcerans, also endemic in some countries in Africa, Asia, South America, Mexico, and Australia, which presents as a painless papule, nodule, plaque, edema, or ulcer.
An Australian teenager has started a petition, appealing the federal government to increase the funds allotted to the research of Buruli
ulcer, an infection caused by a "flesh-eating" bacteria that is fast becoming an epidemic in Victoria, Australia.
The following 18 NTDs have been designated by WHO for control or elimination: dengue and chikungunya, rabies, trachoma, buruli
ulcer, yaws [endemic treponematoses], leprosy [Hansen's disease], Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], leishmaniasis, taeniasis / cysticercosis, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis [river blindness], schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and mycetoma.