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Buruli ulcer (Bu) is a human skin infection caused by mycobacteria present in the environment called Mycobacterium ulcerans. Every year, increasingly numbers of new cases are recorded in different health care centers. The objective of this study is to conduct an epidemiological study based on (age, sex and occupation) in three caring home for patients with Buruli ulcer in Cote d’Ivoire. Results showed that the disease affects both men (55%) and women (45%). Children less than 15 years are mostly affected (47%). The sectors that are in contact with the living environment of the mycobacterium (rivers) are most affected: farmers (35%) and students (22 %). This study will allow authorities to better understand the extent of the disease in Côte d'Ivoire.

Buruli ulcer
Mycobacterium ulcerans
occupation and Côte d'Ivoire.
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