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1 July 1987 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MYCOBACTERIUM ULCERANS INFECTION IN KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) ON RAYMOND ISLAND, SOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIA
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Mycobacterium ulcerans infections were found in 11 koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) between 1980 and 1985, in a population of approximately 200 koalas on Raymond Island in southeastern Australia. Ulcers caused by the infection occurred on the face, forearm, rump, groin and footpads. Seven koalas had multiple ulcers. All the infected animals were mature (age classes 4, 5 and 6), and eight were male. The distribution of ulcers corresponded with the distribution of wounds in a sample of 87 koalas. Many of these wounds were associated with social behaviour.

Mitchell, McOrist, and Bilney: EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MYCOBACTERIUM ULCERANS INFECTION IN KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) ON RAYMOND ISLAND, SOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIA
P. J. Mitchell, S. McOrist, and R. Bilney "EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MYCOBACTERIUM ULCERANS INFECTION IN KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) ON RAYMOND ISLAND, SOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(3), (1 July 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.3.386
Received: 25 July 1986; Published: 1 July 1987
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