Risk factors for Buruli ulcer
in Ghana: a case-control study in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar and Akuapem South Districts of the eastern region.
Aquatic insects and Mycobacterium ulcerans: An association relevant to Buruli ulcer
The researchers, led by biologist Francoise Portaels at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, took water and wildlife samples from ponds and swamps in areas of Benin and Togo where Buruli ulcer
is a skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, a bacterium related to those causing tuberculosis and leprosy.
ulcerans infection and development of point-of-care diagnostics for Buruli ulcer
The 17 NTDs are: Lymphatic filariasis, Chagas' disease, the leishmaniases, dracunculiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, blinding trachoma, leprosy, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, Buruli ulcer
, dengue fever, cysticercosis, rabies, echinococcosis, foodborne trematodiases and endemic treponematoses
In 2002, Williams was approached by a French humanitarian who had been using the special clay to treat Buruli ulcer
, a disfiguring illness caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Here, in the sprawling grounds of the Saint Padre Pio Centre for the treatment of Buruli Ulcer
in Abidjan, each patient is a stark reminder of a disease whose mode of transmission remains elusive.
is a tropical disease caused by bacteria caught from direct contact with contaminated soil.
BIOGGIO, Switzerland -- Telormedix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using targeted immunity to treat cancer and other diseases, today announced the start of a collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) on a pilot study using Telormedix's adjuvant, TMX-201, in connection with immunization for Malaria and Buruli Ulcer
Seasonal Patterns of Buruli Ulcer
Incidence, Central Africa, 2002-2012
NTDs designated by WHO for control or elimination: Buruli ulcer
, Chagas disease, cysticercosis / teniasis, dengue / severe dengue, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases [fascioliasis], human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], the leishmaniases, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis [river blindness], rabies, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, trachoma and yaws [endemic treponematoses])
The Commission and the foundation will also jointly fund clinical development of new tools to treat and prevent HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected infectious diseases such as diarrhoeal diseases, Buruli ulcer
, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis and sleeping sickness.
In 2006, this partnership was expanded to include leishmaniass, Buruli ulcer
and Chagas disease and renewed for a further five years in 2011.
Known as Buruli ulcer
, the disease is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, a microbe from the same group that causes tuberculosis and leprosy.