Terrestrial small mammals as reservoir of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Benin

L Durnez, P Suykerbuyk, V Nicolas, P Barrière, E Verheyen, CR Johnson, H Leirs, F Portaels

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    Abstract

    Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), the causative agent of Buruli ulcer (BU), is considered an environmental pathogen. Different mycobacteria were detected in 68 (12%) out of 565 small mammals collected in BU endemic areas in Benin. Although MU was not found, we suggest more research on MU in African (small) mammals
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume76
    Issue number13
    Pages (from-to)4574-4577
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0099-2240
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Bacterial diseases
    • Buruli ulcer
    • Mycobacterium ulcerans
    • Reservoirs
    • Carriers
    • Rodents
    • Mammals
    • Shrews
    • Specimen collection
    • Detection
    • Benin
    • Africa-West

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