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Table 1 Yearly distribution of clinically suspected BU cases, laboratory tests used for confirmation and positive BU cases detected in Zio and Yoto Districts of Maritime Region, Togo, March 2013 to April 2015

From: Risk factors for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli Ulcer) in Togo ─ a case-control study in Zio and Yoto districts of the maritime region

Parameters Number of BU suspected cases, n
Yearly distribution of BU suspected cases
 2013 (March to December) 31
 2014 63
 2015 (January to April) 35
 Total 129
Laboratory confirmation tests Positive BU Cases, n (%)
 Ziehl-Neelsen microscopy (129 cases analyzed) 67 (51.9)
 PCR technique (129 cases analyzed) 91 (70.5)
 ZN microscopy and IS2404 PCR 58 (44.4)