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Research Article

Prevalence of Buruli Ulcer in Akonolinga Health District, Cameroon: Results of a Cross Sectional Survey

  • Klaudia Porten mail,

    klaudia.porten@geneva.msf.org

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Karen Sailor,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Eric Comte,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Adelaide Njikap,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Agnes Sobry,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Francois Sihom,

    Affiliation: District de Santé Akonolinga, Akonolinga, Cameroon

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  • Abanda Meva'a,

    Affiliation: District de Santé Akonolinga, Akonolinga, Cameroon

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  • Sarah Eyangoh,

    Affiliation: Centre Pasteur, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • Mark Myatt,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Fabienne Nackers,

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Rebecca F. Grais

    Affiliation: Epicentre, Paris, France

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  • Published: June 23, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000466

About the Authors

Klaudia Porten, Fabienne Nackers, Rebecca F. Grais
Epicentre, Paris, France
Karen Sailor, Eric Comte, Adelaide Njikap, Agnes Sobry
Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland
Francois Sihom, Abanda Meva'a
District de Santé Akonolinga, Akonolinga, Cameroon
Sarah Eyangoh
Centre Pasteur, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Mark Myatt
Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: klaudia.porten@geneva.msf.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KP EC. Performed the experiments: KP KS AN AM. Analyzed the data: KP. Wrote the paper: KP. Organized survey in the field: KS. Implementation supervison of the survey: AN. Coordination and organization of the survey: AS. Supervsion of survey teams and organization of community involvement: FS. Supervision of survey teams and data collection: AM. Laboratory diagnosis: SE. Participated in establishing the study design and reviewed the protocol and the manuscript: MM. Technical advice on Buruli ulcer, took part in establishing the protocol, and report of the survey: FN. Supervised and participated in conception of survey, protocol writing, analysis, and writing of manuscript: RFG.