Mycobacterium ulcerans, the opportunistic pathogen causing Buruli ulcer, is reported to affect rural populations in 36 tropical countries. We report one case of Buruli ulcer in a peri-urban area in Côte d’Ivoire, confirmed by whole genome sequencing which indicated a M. ulcerans genotype previously unreported in Côte d’Ivoire.
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Financial support: N. H. obtained a PhD grant from the Fondation Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France. This work was supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-17-CE35-0006-01 PRIME, http://www.agencenationale-recherche.fr/) and by the French government under the “Investissements d’Avenir” (Investments in the Future) program managed by the A. N. R. (reference: Méditerranée Infection 10-IAHU-03). This work was supported by Région Le Sud (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur) and European FEDER IHUBIOTK funding.