Recent trends in reported primary genital syphilis and genital ulcer disease (GUD) were assessed in Burkina Faso using incidence data reported to the Ministry of Health.
From 1978 to 1983 the yearly reports of genital syphylis and GUD rose by 42%. A single period moving average was calculated for each consecutive 13-week period from 1978 to 1983, documenting an average 7% rise per year.
Severe limitations in the Ministry of Health of personnel and other resources for surveillance were noted and no improvements in surveillance methods were evident during this study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Afrique, Syphilis, Ulcère, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Appareil génital pathologie, Burkina Faso
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Africa, Syphilis, Ulcer, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Genital diseases, Burkina Faso
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Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 199406.