References 1. Falkinham JO III. Epidemiology of infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria.bacterium novocastrense sp. nov., a rapidly growing photochromogenic Myco-bacterium. Development of a single-tube, cell lysis-based, genus-specifi c PCR method for rapid identifi cation of mycobacteria: optimization of cell lysis, PCR primers and conditions, and… (More)
BACKGROUND An understanding of the factors driving the distribution of pathogens is useful in preventing disease. Often we achieve this understanding at a local microhabitat scale; however the larger scale processes are often neglected. This can result in misleading inferences about the distribution of the pathogen, inhibiting our ability to manage the… (More)
To determine when risk for Buruli ulcer is highest, we examined seasonal patterns in a highly disease-endemic area of Cameroon during 2002-2012. Cases peaked in March, suggesting that risk is highest during the high rainy season. During and after this season, populations should increase protective behaviors, and case detection efforts should be intensified.
Aquatic and semi-aquatic bugs (Heteroptera) represent a remarkable diversity and a resurging interest has been given to documenting at the species level these insects inhabiting Cameroon in Central Africa due to their potential implication in the transmission of the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causal agent of Buruli ulcer, an emerging human… (More)
The potential contribution of palm plantations to the conservation of forest-dwelling Cetoniinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) is assessed in southern Benin. Sample plots of 10 aerial traps per habitat type were set in two sites containing a forest patch, a palm plantation and some agricultural land. Overall, 2,217 individuals belonging to 31 species were… (More)