Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer research

Tim Stinear
Overview of the proposed pathway for the production of mycolactones by Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Research priorities & news


Among the many potentially important areas of research on Buruli ulcer, six priority areas were selected by the research subgroup at the 5th WHO Advisory Group Meeting on Buruli Ulcer.
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Buruli ulcer clinical trial

The ultimate goal is to search for an effective oral treatment to the current standard WHO-recommended therapy for all forms of Buruli ulcer, which includes injections of streptomycin.

Research consortia

Research network

The following institutions are involved in Buruli ulcer research activities:

Buruli in the news!

09 October 2014 | Geneva
Contribution of the Community Health Volunteers in the Control of Buruli Ulcer in Benin
PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases , Vol 8, Issue 10, October 2014

28 August 2014 | Geneva
Read 10 facts on Buruli ulcer

31 July 2014 | Geneva
Simple test promises early diagnosis of debilitating skin disease


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