Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer research

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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Research consortia

Research network

The following institutions are involved in Buruli ulcer research activities:

Buruli in the news!

10 April 2014 | Geneva
Buruli ulcer is a chronic debilitating skin and soft tissue infection that can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. Manuals can now guide healthcare workers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Early detection can greatly minimize and prevent disability.

PubMed references on Buruli ulcer

Laboratory confirmation

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

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Collaborating Centers

Laboratory Network

The following network of laboratories provide support to national control programmes to confirm Buruli ulcer cases (by PCR, ZN, and culture).

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Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative (GBUI):