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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli ulcer) in Rural Hospital, Southern Benin, 1997–2001

Martine Debacker*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou*†, Wayne M. Meyers‡, Augustin Guédénon§, Janet T. Scott*, Michèle Dramaix¶, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA; §Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Benin; ¶Ecole de Santé Publique, Brussels, Belgium

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Table 1

Origin of Buruli ulcer cases, 1997–2001a

Region 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total (%)
Zou 224 229 221 196 195 1,065 (66.3)
Oueme 35 45 90 46 64 280 (17.4)
Atlantique 11 26 35 25 55 152 (9.5)
Mono 17 42 26 6 6 97 (6.0)
Other 3 2 2 3 2 12 (0.8)
Total 290 344 374 276 322 1,606

aOf cases where region of origin was known. A total of 24 cases in the 5-year period were unknown.

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