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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;14(11):1790-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1411.071649.

New foci of Buruli ulcer, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

Abstract

We report 3 patients with laboratory-confirmed Buruli ulcer in Kafufu/Luremo, Angola, and Kasongo-Lunda, Democratic Republic of Congo. These villages are near the Kwango/Cuango River, which flows through both countries. Further investigation of artisanal alluvial mining as a risk factor for Buruli ulcer is recommended.

PMID:
18976574
PMCID:
PMC2630729
DOI:
10.3201/eid1411.071649
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