Flesh-eating bacteria infecting Queenslanders, but why?
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DOCTOR has called for more research into how Far North Queenslanders become infected with a flesh-eating bug.
Three cases of the Daintree Ulcer have been identified in Australia this year, two in the Cairns health district and another in coastal Victoria.
The most recent case was pinpointed in the Douglas shire earlier this month.
Daintree Ulcer, also known Buruli ulcer, occurs in the Mossman-Daintree region and coastal Victoria, causing necrosis of skin tissue.
The bacteria's exact mode of transmission to humans has largely remained a mystery.