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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 2

Changes in number of Buruli ulcer patients in some districts of the Zou, Oueme, and Atlantique Regions, 1997–2001a

Region District 1997, N (DR) 1998, N (DR) 1999, N (DR) 2000, N (DR) 2001, N (DR)
Zou Abomey 11 (13.9) 12 (14.7) 16 (19.0) 10 (11.5) 13 (14.6)
Agbangnizoun 15 (26.2) 11 (18.6) 22 (36.2) 16 (25.5) 22 (34.1)
Ouinhi 73 (204.3) 65 (176.6) 53 (139.8) 38 (97.3) 32 (79.6)
Zagananado 76 (185.9) 68 (161.5) 37 (85.3) 41 (91.8) 52 (113.0)
Zogbodomey 18 (25.8) 23 (32.0) 32 (43.2) 32 (42.0) 25 (31.8)
Oueme Adja-Ouere 7 14 15 6 4
Bonou 23 23 58 29 32
Atlantique Ze 3 14 22 21 47

aDR, detection rate per 100,000 population.

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