Buruli Ulcer Disease And Its Association With Land

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

Abstract Background Buruli ulcer (BU), one of 17 neglected tropical diseases, is a debilitating skin and soft tissue infection caused by Mycobacterium ulceransIn tropical Africa, changes in land use and proximity to water have been associated with the disease

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

Background Buruli ulcer (BU), one of 17 neglected tropical diseases, is a debilitating skin and soft tissue infection caused by Mycobacterium ulceransIn tropical Africa, changes in land use and proximity to water have been associated with the disease

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

This article presents the first analysis of Buruli ulcer at the village level in southwestern Ghana, where prevalence rates are among the highest globally, and explores fine and medium-scale associations with land cover by comparing patterns both within Buruli ulcer clusters and surrounding landscapes

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

The study extent used to assess the relationship between Buruli Ulcer and land use in southwest Ghana The study extent was determined by the Landsat images, which covered ~95% of the villages

Buruli ulcer - Wikipedia

Buruli ulcer is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans The early stage of the infection is characterised by a painless nodule or area of swelling This nodule can turn into an ulcer The ulcer may be larger inside than at the surface of the skin, and can be surrounded by swelling

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

Background Buruli ulcer (BU), one of 17 neglected tropical diseases, is a debilitating skin and soft tissue infection caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans In tropical Africa, changes in land use and proximity to water have been associated with the disease This study presents the first analysis of BU

Buruli Ulcer | NCEZID - Centers for Disease Control and

Buruli ulcer is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans It mainly affects the skin but can also affect the bone It mainly affects the skin but can also affect the bone Cases are generally seen in the tropics, primarily in West Africa and Australia

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Burden and Historical Trend of Buruli Ulcer Prevalence in

Buruli ulcer (BU) is a tropical skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans and more than two thirds of the global cases reported in West Africa The Offin has been considered the most endemic river valley in Ghana following a nationwide active case search conducted in 1999

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

Wagner T, Benbow ME, Brenden TO, Qi J, Johnson RC (2008) Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa: associations with land use/cover and the identification of disease clusters Int J …

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover

Wagner T, Benbow ME, Brenden TO, Qi J, Johnson RC (2008) Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa: associations with land use/cover and the identification of disease …

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ABSTRACT Buruli ulcer (BU) is one of the most neglected but treatable diseases in tropical countries It is considered to be a disease of the poor because of its debilitating and disfiguring skin alterations that often create social stigmas

Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa

Background: Buruli ulcer (BU) disease, caused by infection with the environmental mycobacterium M ulcerans, is an emerging infectious disease in many tropical and sub-tropical countries

Buruli ulcer | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information

PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Buruli ulcer Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic Click on the link to …

Unraveling an emerging disease associated with disturbed

Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) is an emerging disease of developing tropical and subtropical countries This environmental mycobacterium causes severe morbidity in communities associated with rivers and standing water bodies (particularly those created as a result of human environmental disturbance such as deforestation and

WHO | Cultural and socio-economic studies

Patients’ perceptions about a disease, its effective treatment, and the socio-economic dislocation caused by the illness and related symptoms, generally have a significant impact on when and where to go for diagnosis and treatment Today, the majority of people affected by Buruli ulcer …

Buruli Ulcer and Its Association With Land Cover in

The location of lesionsBuruli Ulcer and Land Cover in Ghana Based on satellite data land cover in Ghana has changed dramatically in recent decades [17 and 3) examine the association between BU prevalence and major types of land cover classes at different spatial extents

Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa

Buruli ulcer (BU) disease, caused by infection with the environmental mycobacterium M ulcerans, is an emerging infectious disease in many tropical and sub-tropical countries Although vectors and modes of transmission remain unknown, it is hypothesized that the transmission of BU disease is

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Wu, J*, P Tschakert, E Klutse, D Ferring, V Ricciardi, H Hausermann, J Oppong, Smithwick EAH Buruli ulcer disease and its association with land cover in

Buruli Ulcer in Ghana: Results of a National Case Search

Buruli Ulcer in Ghana: Results of a National Case Search George Amofah,* Frank Bonsu,* Christopher Tetteh,* Jane Okrah,* Kwame Asamoa,* Kingsley Asiedu,† and Jonathan Addy‡ A national search for cases of Buruli ulcer in Ghana identified 5,619 patients, with 6,332 clinical lesions at various stages

Buruli Ulcer in Ghana: Results of a National Case Search

Abstract A national search for cases of Buruli ulcer in Ghana identified 5,619 patients, with 6,332 clinical lesions at various stages The overall crude national prevalence rate of active lesions was 207 per 100,000, but the rate was 1508 per 100,000 in the most disease-endemic district

Heidi Hausermann Department of Human Ecology New …

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover in Southwestern Ghana PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases DOI: 101371/journalpntd0003840 Hausermann, H 2014 Unintended Developments: Gender, Environment, and New Forms of Governance in a Mexican Ejido Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104(4): 784-800 Hausermann, H

Land Use, Water Quality, and Incidence of Buruli Ulcer in

Land cover and its change have been linked to Buruli ulcer (BU), a rapidly emerging tropical disease However, it is unknown whether landscape structure affects the disease prevalence

Jianyong Wu | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover in Southwestern Ghana more by Jianyong Wu and Vincent Ricciardi Background Buruli ulcer (BU), one of 17 neglected tropical diseases, is a debilitating skin and soft tissue infection caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans

Buruli ulcer - Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease

Buruli ulcer - Diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease Microbiological methods for diagnosis Objectives This chapter will assist you to understand the various microbiological methods for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease A flow chart for …

Buruli ulcer: Africa's neglected but third most common

Buruli ulcer is a skin infection that kills the cells and tissue in an affected area and creates ulcers on the skin It is caused by a bacteria and is the third most common bacterial disease after

Buruli Ulcer - ReBUild - Google Sites

• The mode of transmission (how people get the disease) remains unknown One common characteristic of Buruli ulcer worldwide, however, is its association with aquatic areas In Ghana, high incidence of Buruli ulcer corresponds with areas prone to flooding and stagnant water

Talk:Buruli ulcer - Wikipedia

Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, the "Buruli ulcer or "Bairnsdale ulcer" is an infectious disease which was first described in 1948 from the Bairnsdale district in south-east Australia The disease was well known in Africa before this time but the mycobacterium had never been identified

Searching for causes of Buruli ulcers in Ghana - Fogarty

The infection occurs mainly in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa and takes its name from Uganda's Buruli County, where the disease was prevalent in the 1960s "They call it the mysterious disease because nobody knows how it's transmitted," said Fogarty grantee Dr Richard W Merritt, of Michigan State University

Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa

Buruli ulcer (BU) disease, caused by infection with the environmental mycobacterium M ulcerans, is an emerging infectious disease in many tropical and sub-tropical countries Although vectors and modes of transmission remain unknown, it is hypothesized that the transmission of BU disease is

Heidi Hausermann Department of Anthropology & Geography

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land Cover in Southwestern Ghana PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases DOI: 101371/journalpntd0003840 Hausermann, H 2014 Unintended Developments: Gender, Environment, and New Forms of Governance in a Mexican Ejido Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104(4): 784-800 Hausermann, H

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Buruli Ulcer disease and its association with land cover in southwestern Ghana PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(6): e0003840 Wu J, Tschakert P, Klutse E, Ferring D, …

Buruli Ulcer Disease and Its Association with Land - CORE

Abstract This article presents the first analysis of Buruli ulcer at the village level in southwestern Ghana, where prevalence rates are among the highest globally, and explores fine and medium-scale associations with land cover by comparing patterns both within Buruli ulcer clusters and …

Buruli ulcer in Nigeria: results of a pilot case study in

Buruli ulcer (BU), a neglected tropical disease, is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans Globally, it is the third most common mycobacteriosis after tuberculosis and leprosy [ 1 ] The infection leads to the destruction of skin and soft tissue, presenting as large ulcers usually on the limbs

Buruli Ulcer Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment | Study

Buruli ulcer disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans that occurs most frequently in tropical climates such as areas in Australia, Africa, and South America

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INTRODUCTION Buruli ulcer is a disabling skin infection caused by Mycobacterium ulceransIt is named for the Buruli district in Uganda, a region where many of the early cases in the literature were described []Buruli ulcer begins as localized skin lesions that progress to extensive ulceration, leading to functional disability, loss of economic productivity, and social stigma []

451 - Buruli Ulcer: bacterium detected in South America

Buruli ulcer is an often neglected tropical disease that affects more than 33 countries in tropical and subtropical regions, chiefly in Africa Each year, 15 of these 33 countries report between 5000 and 6000 cases In 2010, in French Guiana, 7 new cases of infection were recorded, in a country with a very low population density