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Elusive Pathogen Cornered at Last

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Science  28 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5871, pp. 1747
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5871.1747a

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Researchers have discovered an environmental hiding place for the bacteria that cause a devastating disease known as Buruli ulcer. The accomplishment marks a major milestone in efforts to understand and control one of the world's most neglected tropical diseases.