First locally acquired Buruli ulcer cases detected in NSW

The necrotising skin disease is typically found in Victoria, Queensland and the NT.
Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer has officially spread to NSW after health authorities uncovered the first locally acquired case of the necrotising skin disease in the seaside town of Batemans Bay.

The surprise diagnosis sparked an investigation that turned up two historical cases in the same area going back to 2021, the local health district says.