Hans Peeters

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BACKGROUND Victims of Buruli ulcer disease (BUD) frequently report to specialized units at a late stage of the disease. This delay has been associated with local beliefs and a preference for traditional healing linked to a reportedly mystical origin of the disease. We assessed the role beliefs play in determining BUD sufferers' choice between traditional(More)
Despite free of charge biomedical treatment, the cost burden of Buruli ulcer disease (Bu) hospitalisation in Central Cameroon accounts for 25% of households' yearly earnings, surpassing the threshold of 10%, which is generally considered catastrophic for the household economy, and calling into question the sustainability of current Bu programmes. The high(More)
The diversity of Lyme disease (LD) and relapsing fever (RF)-group spirochetes in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area in northern California is poorly understood. We tested Ixodes pacificus, I. spinipalpis, and small mammals for presence of borreliae in Alameda County in the eastern portion of San Francisco Bay between 2009 and 2012. Analyses of 218(More)
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1 Earlier versions of this paper were presented at a seminar at the sociology department of the K.U.Leuven (20/5/2004), Midis intimes de la Chaire Hoover (Louvain-la-Neuve-25/5/2004), the ESF-workshop 'Towards a European Basic Income' (Barcelona-18/9/2004) and the 10 th BIEN congress (Barcelona – 20/9/2004). We are very grateful to all the participants.(More)
To many people, mathematics may look like series of true statements, with the corresponding irrefutable proofs, ordered in a perfectly logical manner. Perhaps one would expect that the process of writing a mathematical thesis reflects this image. My experiences were quite different. To me it was a time of guesses and doubts, of conjectures, for which proofs(More)
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