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Rise of flesh-eating ulcers in Australia’s Victoria state leaves scientists searching for answers

Australian property stylist Ali Waight thought she had a mosquito bite when a red welt appeared on her left leg in early 2018. But within days, the mark had “developed into a massive hole”. What followed was almost a year of fatigue and misery for the 45-year-old, who lives in the coastal town of Point Lonsdale, an hour’s drive south from Melbourne. “I wasn’t allowed to play with my three kids, I wasn’t allowed to go swimming, go to work, ride my bike, walk the dogs, I couldn’t even walk. It…


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