Buruli ulcer

Information resources

PubMed references on Buruli ulcer

Fact sheets

July 2014

WHA Resolution1 on Buruli ulcer

In May 2004, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution to improve the surveillance and control of BU and accelerate research to develop better tools for its control and prevention.

Declarations on Buruli ulcer

Cotonou Declaration on Buruli ulcer (2009)

Yamoussoukro Declaration
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Technical publications

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These include a Provisional guidance on the role of anitibiotics in the management of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer), two manuals on the Management and Diagnosis of the disease, and a monograph on the disease.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials

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These include a guide for field health workers, a poster, a leaflet and a comic book.

Documentaries on Buruli ulcer

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This short advocacy film depicts the tragedy of Buruli ulcer, an infectious disease that destroys large areas of skin when detected and treated late. Against this tragic backdrop, the overarching message is one of hope and promise, thanks to the introduction of antibiotics. Using facts, figures, and moving testimonials, the film brings much good news.

Annual meeting reports

1 Resolution WHA57.1 Surveillance and control of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer). In: Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly, Geneva, 17–22 May 2004. Resolutions and decisions. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004 (WHA57/2004/REC/1):1–2.

Buruli in the news!

10 July 2014 | Geneva
Clinical epidemiology of laboratory-confi rmed Buruli ulcer in Benin: a cohort
The Lancet , Vol 2 July 2014

20 June 2014 | Geneva
Management of BU–HIV co-infection
Tropical Medicine & International Health, DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12342

18 June 2014 | Geneva
Good data collection is essential for a better understanding of Buruli ulcer
The Lancet Global health, Vol 2, Issue 7

02 January 2014 | Geneva
Accelerated Detection of Mycolactone Production and Response to Antibiotic Treatment in a Mouse Model of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease.
PloSntds DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002618


Laboratory confirmation
Guidance on sampling techniques for laboratory-confirmation of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer disease)