Buruli ulcer

Buruli ulcer research

Tim Stinear
Overview of the proposed pathway for the production of mycolactones by Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Research priorities & news

Among the many potentially important areas of research on Buruli ulcer, six priority areas were selected by the research subgroup at the 5th WHO Advisory Group Meeting on Buruli Ulcer.
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Buruli ulcer clinical trial

The ultimate goal is to search for an effective oral treatment to the current standard WHO-recommended therapy for all forms of Buruli ulcer, which includes injections of streptomycin.

Research consortia

Research network

The following institutions are involved in Buruli ulcer research activities:


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