Buruli Ulcer Prevalence and Altitude, Benin

  title={Buruli Ulcer Prevalence and Altitude, Benin},
  author={Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh and Roch Christian Johnson and S{\'e}verin Yehou{\'e}nou Anagonou and Yves Thierry Barogui and Ange Dodji Dossou and Jean Gabin Hou{\'e}zo and Delphin Mavingha Phanzu and Brice Hughes Tente and Wayne M. Meyers and Françoise Portaels},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is one of 13 recently classifi ed neglected tropical diseases (1). Little is known about factors infl uencing its focal distribution. In Benin, altitude may play a role in such distribution of BU. Incidence, prevalence, and other health-related data are usually reported at national or district levels. These data convey the importance of the disease but do not show the wide variations existing at the village level. Data from the… CONTINUE READING
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