Buruli Ulcer: Publications

We have also developed a new website to facilitate communication of our research to the general public, collaborators, and other disease ecology researchers : The Buruli Ulcer Disease Ecology Research Consortium (BUDERC)

Merritt, R. W., M. E. Benbow, and P. L. C. Small. 2005. Unraveling an emerging disease associated with disturbed aquatic environments: the case of Buruli ulcer. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3: 323-331.

Johnson P. D. R, Stinear T. P., Small P. L. C., Plushke, G., R., Merritt, R. W., Portaels, F., Huygen, K., Hayman, J. A. and L, Asiedu. 2005. Buruli ulcer (M ulcerans infection): new insights, new hope for disease control. PLoS Med 2: 282–86.

Marsollier, L., T. Severin, J. Aubry, R. W. Merritt, J-P. S. Andre, P. Legras, A-L Manceau, A. Chauty, B. Carbonnelle, and S. T. Cole. 2004. Aquatic snails, passive hosts of Mycobacterium ulcerans. Appl. & Environ. Microbiol. 6296-6298.

Benbow, ME, HR Williamson, RK Kimbirauskus, MD McIntosh, R Kolar, C Quaye, D Boakye, PLC Small, RW Merritt. 2008. Aquatic invertebrates as unlikely vectors of Buruli ulcer Disease. Emerging Infectious Diseases; [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.3201/eid1408.071503. http://www.cdc.gov/NCIDOD/eid/upcoming.htm

Williamson, HR, ME Benbow, KD Nguyen, DC Beachboard, RK Kimbirauskus, MD McIntosh, EO Ampadu, D Boakye, RW Merritt, PLC Small. 2008. Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Buruli ulcer endemic and non-endemic aquatic sites in. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2(3): e205. Doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000205.


Wagner, T, ME Benbow, TO Brenden, J Qi, RC Johnson. 2008. Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in, West Africa: associations with land use/cover and the identification of disease clusters. International Health Geographics 7:25.


Wagner, T, ME Benbow, M Burns, RW Merritt, J Qi, PLC Small, C Johnson. 2008. A landscape-based model for predicting Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer Disease) presence/absence in, West Africa. EcoHealth DOI: 10.1007/s10393-00701487.


Mosi, L., H. Williamson, J. R. Wallace, R. W. Merritt, and P. L. C. Small. 2009. Persistence of Mycobacterium ulcerans within the West African predaceous insect Belostomatidae. Appl. & Environ. Microbiol. (in press)

Roche, B, ME Benbow, RW Merritt, *RK Kimbirauskas, MD McIntosh, PLC Small, H Williamson, J Guégan. Pathogen transmission through local food webs: the case study of Mycobacterium ulcerans. (in review at PLoS Biology)

Lavender, CJ, TP Stinear, PDR Johnson, J Azuolas, ME Benbow, JW Wallace, JAM Fyfe . 2008 Evaluation of VNTR typing for the identification of Mycobacterium ulcerans in environmental samples from Victoria, Australia. FEMS Microbiology Letters 287: 250-255.