Adequate Wound Care and Use of Bed Nets as Protective Factors against Buruli Ulcer: Results from a Case Control Study in Cameroon

@inproceedings{Landier2011AdequateWC,
  title={Adequate Wound Care and Use of Bed Nets as Protective Factors against Buruli Ulcer: Results from a Case Control Study in Cameroon},
  author={Jordi Landier and Pascal Boisier and F{\'e}lix Fotso Piam and Blanbin Noumen-Djeunga and Joseph Sim{\'e} and Fid{\`e}le Gaetan Wantong and Laurent Marsollier and Arnaud M Fontanet and Sara Eyangoh},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer is an infectious disease involving the skin, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. Its exact transmission mechanism remains unknown. Several arguments indicate a possible role for insects in its transmission. A previous case-control study in the Nyong valley region in central Cameroon showed an unexpected association between bed net use and protection against Buruli ulcer. We investigated whether this association persisted in a newly discovered endemic Buruli ulcer focus in… CONTINUE READING