Environmental and Behavioral Drivers of Buruli Ulcer Disease in Selected Communities Along the Densu River Basin of Ghana: A Case-Control Study.
- Samuel Yaw Aboagye,
- Prince Asare,
- Isaac Darko Otchere,
- Eric Koka,
- George Ekow Mensah,
- Dzidzo Yirenya-Tawiah,
- Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 May;96(5):1076-1083
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.
AbstractThe exact route of transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU) (causative agent of Buruli ulcer [BU]), risk factors, and reservoir hosts are not clearly known, although it has been identified as an environmental pathogen. This study assessed potential environmental and behavioral risk factors that influence BU infections. We conducted a case-control study where cases were matched by their demographic characteristics and place of residence. Read More