New Foci of Buruli Ulcer, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo
Published Date:Nov 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(11):1790-1792.
Artisanal Alluvial Mining
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Description:We report 3 patients with laboratory-confirmed Buruli ulcer in Kafufu/Luremo, Angola, and Kasongo-Lunda, Democratic Republic of Congo. These villages are near the Kwango/Cuango River, which flows through both countries. Further investigation of artisanal alluvial mining as a risk factor for Buruli ulcer is recommended.
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