Spatio-temporal Patterns and Landscape-Associated Risk of Buruli Ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon

  title={Spatio-temporal Patterns and Landscape-Associated Risk of Buruli Ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon},
  author={Jordi Landier and Jean Gaudart and Kevin Carolan and Danny Lo Seen and Jean-François Gu{\'e}gan and Sara Eyangoh and Arnaud M Fontanet and Ga{\"e}tan Texier},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer (BU) is an extensively damaging skin infection caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, whose transmission mode is still unknown. The focal distribution of BU and the absence of interpersonal transmission suggest a major role of environmental factors, which remain unidentified. This study provides the first description of the spatio-temporal variations of BU in an endemic African region, in Akonolinga, Cameroon. We quantify landscape-associated risk of BU, and reveal local… CONTINUE READING


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