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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005

Research

Buruli Ulcer Recurrence, Benin

Martine Debacker*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou*†, Wayne M. Meyers‡, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; and; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

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Table 1

Visited villages and patients retrieved in 2 districts of the Zou region and 1 district of the Atlantique region

Villages* Atlantique
Zou
Total
Ouinhi Zogbodomey
Total villages 71 28 74 173
Total BU-endemic villages, 1989–2001 25 21 24 70
BU-endemic villages visited (%) 11 (44.0) 7 (33.3) 6 (25.0) 24 (34.3)
Total BU patients treated at CSNG, 1989–2001 118 419 170 707
BU patients previously treated at CSNG, 1989–2001, in visited villages 37 74 39 150
BU patients followed-up in visited villages (% retrieved) 25 (67.6) 24 (32.4) 17 (43.5) 66 (44.0)

*BU, Buruli ulcer; CSNG, Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten.

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