Health experts launch an urgent mosquito warning after confirmation of a new case of carnivorous ulcer that is so severe that it may require surgery
- Authorities have confirmed a second case of carnivorous ulcers in the last two months
- The two cases occurred on November 14 and 24 in North Queensland
- It is not known how the Daintree gastric ulcer or Burili stomach ulcer is spread
- Insect bites are a theory that is investigated by authorities as a cause
Brett Lackey for Daily Mail Australia
Health experts have launched an urgent mosquito warning after a second person in Far North Queensland was knocked down with a carnivorous ulcer.
The authorities must now directly link the ulcers to mosquitoes, but in both cases the infected people were exposed to the insects.
& # 39; Two reports of Daintree Ulcer were received in November, the first on the 14th when a person lived in Mossman and the second on the 24th where a person lived in the Daintree, & # 39; Tropical Public Health Services acting director Dr. ir. Madhumati Chatterji said in a statement to Yahoo7 News.
A new case of a carnivorous ulcer that is likely to be spread by mosquito bites has been confirmed in North Queensland (stock image)
& # 39; In both cases, the probability of local exposure was greatest.
& # 39; It is not known how the infection is contracted, there are several theories, including the possibility of transfer of insects, & # 39; said Dr. Chatterji.
Daintree ulcer, also known as Burili ulcer, is a carnivorous infection that can cause major ulcers at the site of infection.
Antibiotics are the primary treatment and surgery may also be necessary if the wound is severe enough.
The authorities urge the public to avoid contact with the soil or untreated water in northern Queensland and to prevent mosquito bites by covering and using insect repellent.
Users on social media responded with a shock to the warning.
& # 39; Careful when in the north, & # 39; reported a user.
& # 39; Keep an eye on those snacks, & # 39; said another user.
& # 39; Sorry we are not going to North Queensland soon, & # 39; another said.
The authorities must link the ulcers (stock, pictured) directly to mosquitoes, but in both cases the infected people were exposed to the insects