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Mycobacterium ulcerans is a flesh-eating bacterial disease. After tuberculosis and leprosy, it is the third most common mycobacterial infection worldwide among healthy individuals. In Victoria it is known as Bairnsdale ulcer, and elsewhere as Daintree ulcer and in Africa as the Buruli ulcer. Cases in Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula were first reported in 1998, and this is now recognised as an endemic area with the highest burden of disease in Australia. The aim of this project is to trial the medically approved method of maggot debridement therapy (MDT) – in which the maggots remove the dead infected skin as an extra treatment to traditional antibiotics for patients with these skin ulcers.




Aim: To assess the ability of Medical Maggot Treatment to improve the rate of healing for those with Bairnsdale Ulcer lesions that have this treatment as compared to compared to those patients treated with standard surgical interventions and antibiotics over the period of 1 years (depending on infection rates and patient recruitment). Please note: as this involves recruitment of human subjects to participate in this trial, this is not guaranteed as an outcome.


Updates:

Overall Project Updates for the local community will be held at 6 months and 12 months in the same fashion as the initial promotion - via public meetings on the Bellarine Peninsula as well as media contacts and Social networking. Weekly updates available via Twitter and Facebook page 'Might Maggots at Deakin'

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A$50 +You will be the recipient of an original piece of Mighty Maggot art (A4 Size) - painted by our mini superheroes (in non toxic paint!) No maggots are harmed for the creation of this artwork!
24 Chosen | 26 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$100 +All GoneYou will be the recipient of an original piece of Mighty Maggot art (A3 Size) - painted by our mini superheroes (in non toxic paint!) No maggots are harmed for the creation of this artwork!
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$250 +You will be the recipient of an original piece of Mighty Maggot art ON CANVAS - painted by our mini superheroes (in non toxic paint!) Also receive a fluffy toy maggot or plush flesh eating bug (Please specify choice)
4 Chosen | 6 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013
A$500 +You will be invited to a personal Maggot Racing session at Deakin Geelong and to tour the lab facilities. Racing live odds sponsored by a well know bookmaker (To be confirmed!!) Also receive a set of fluffy toy maggots and a flesh eating bug!
1 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2013