Geographic Distribution, Age Pattern and Sites of Lesions in a Cohort of Buruli Ulcer Patients from the Mapé Basin of Cameroon

@inproceedings{Bratschi2013GeographicDA,
  title={Geographic Distribution, Age Pattern and Sites of Lesions in a Cohort of Buruli Ulcer Patients from the Map{\'e} Basin of Cameroon},
  author={Martin W. Bratschi and Miriam Bolz and Jacques C. Minyem and Leticia Grize and Fid{\`e}le Gaetan Wantong and Sarah Kerber and Earnest Njih Tabah and M Ruf and Ferdinand Mou and Djeunga Noumen and Alphonse Um Boock and Gerd Pluschke},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Buruli ulcer (BU), a neglected tropical disease of the skin, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, occurs most frequently in children in West Africa. Risk factors for BU include proximity to slow flowing water, poor wound care and not wearing protective clothing. Man-made alterations of the environment have been suggested to lead to increased BU incidence. M. ulcerans DNA has been detected in the environment, water bugs and recently also in mosquitoes. Despite these findings, the mode of… CONTINUE READING
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