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Volume 77, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

We conducted a case-control study to investigate the association between Buruli ulcer (BU) and environmental- and health-related behaviors in southern Benin. Hospital BU cases ( = 324) and sex- and age-matched neighborhood controls ( = 1,173) answered a questionnaire. Regular use of soap for washing, treating injuries with soap or antibiotic powder, and frequent contact with flowing water appeared protective against BU.

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  • Received : 21 May 2007
  • Accepted : 04 Aug 2007

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