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Health experts have called for public health intervention in response to a gruesome epidemic spreading throughout coastal Victoria. The disease is called Mycobacterium Ulcerans, more commonly referred to as Buruli Ulcer and inflicts severe pain, inflammation and decomposition of tissue and fat on its victims. Over the past two years, rates of Buruli Ulcer affected cases in Victoria have risen by fifty per cent.

In a report released by the Medical Journal of Australia, scientists request funding for research to assist prevention and management of the disease. Residents and tourists visiting Mornington Peninsula are advised to take preventative measures against mosquitoes. 

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