BURULI (MYCOBACTERIAL) ULCERATION IN UGANDA (A NEW FOCUS OF BERULI ULCER IN MADI DISTRICT, UGANDA).
Rept. of a Field Study,
MAKERERE MEDICAL COLL KAMPALA (UGANDA)
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This investigation supports, in a striking way, the view that there is an association between the river Nile and Buruli ulcer patients. It is now apparent that this association exists throughout the course of the river in Uganda and it becomes more significant when one consults a population map. The Buruli ulcer areas are areas of low relative population density. It seems reasonable, therefore, that hypotheses, developed for future epidemiological investigations, conform to this observation. Our efforts to relate Buruli ulcer directly with the river have been unsuccessful. It may be that the Nile plays an indirect role by moderating climatic and dermal temperatures within limits favourable to the organism. Further temperature data are being collected. Author