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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002

Research

Buruli Ulcer in Ghana: Results of a National Case Search

George Amofah*Comments to Author , Frank Bonsu*, Christopher Tetteh*, Jane Okrah*, Kwame Asamoa*, Kingsley Asiedu†, and Jonathan Addy‡
Author affiliations: *Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana; †Buruli Ulcer Global Initiative, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; ‡University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana;

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Table 1

Prevalence of active Buruli ulcer cases by region in Ghana, 1999

Region No. of males No. of females Total no. of active cases Prevalence (rate per 100,000)
Ashanti 482 475 957 30.8
Brong Ahafo 113 110 223 12.5
Central 519 395 914 59.2
Eastern 202 150 352 16.9
Greater Accra 259 255 514 18.5
Northern 65 68 133 7.4
Upper East 34 63 97 10.7
Upper West 21 21 42 7.4
Volta 78 74 152 9.6
Western 181 140 321 17.9
Unknown 20
Ghana 1,751 1,954 3,725 20.7

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