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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Australia : Top End warned to beware of tropical diseases

Via ABC News, excerpt :

" The husband of federal MP Natasha Griggs is recovering in Royal Darwin Hospital after contracting the dangerous soil-borne disease melioidosis.

The Member for Solomon says her husband went to see a doctor because a cut on his leg was not healing.

Ms Griggs thinks he caught melioidosis while mowing the lawn, despite being vigilant."

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