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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 2

Prevalence of Buruli ulcer in the 10 districts with the highest caseloads, Ghana, 1999

District Region No. of active cases No. of active and healed lesions Prevalence (rate of active cases per 100,000)
Ga Greater Accra 467 1,113 87.7
Amansie West Ashanti 159 474 150.8
Assin Central 159 173 83.7
Gomoa Central 158 161 81.9
Asante Akim N Ashanti 138 265 131.5
Wassa Amenfi Western 136 167 61.1
Kwawu South Eastern 122 132 57.0
Upper Denkyira Central 121 306 114.7
Afigya Sekyere Ashanti 118 149 107.1
North Tongu Volta 107 129 85.7

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