Updated Buruli ulcer recording and reporting types are actually accessible

Accurate, standardized recording and reporting of information are important for illness management actions. Surveillance is the continued assortment, collation and evaluation of information and the well timed dissemination of data to decision-makers for motion to
be taken. The new types being launched may even assist in accumulating high-quality knowledge on Buruli ulcer to watch progress in direction of the targets of the brand new WHO street map for uncared for tropical ailments 2021–2030.

First revealed in 2000, the BU 01 (medical) and BU 02 (register) types have been utilized by all nations wherein Buruli ulcer is endemic to report standardized knowledge to WHO. In 2012, following progress together with using antibiotics, the types had been
revised and the BU 03 (laboratory kind) was added.

The types have been revised once more after additional progress and classes learnt through the previous eight years. For the primary time, the Buruli ulcer scoring kind has been included to sharpen the accuracy of medical prognosis. 

The primary modifications to the brand new types embody:

  • for BU 01, a change within the really helpful therapy routine, with the introduction of clarithromycin as an alternative of streptomycin, and the harmonization of a number of the medical variables with the opposite pores and skin NTDs;
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  • for BU 02, the inclusion of the variables used to calculate the medical rating, together with variables on laboratory outcomes and therapy completion; and
  • for BU 03, the inclusion of fluorescent thin-layer chromatography to detect mycolactone as one of many provisional really helpful diagnostic assessments to substantiate Buruli ulcer.


WHO will manage a digital workshop on 27 and 28 August 2020 to introduce the up to date paper and digital types to nationwide management programmes, laboratory and well being facility workers to make sure a typical understanding in filling of the types.

1a. Skin NTDs – BU 01 – medical and therapy kind

1b. MTNc – UB 01 – Fiche clinique et thérapeutique

2a. Skin NTDs – BU02 – Registers

2b. MTNc  ̶  UB02 – Registres

3a. Skin NTDs – BU 03  – Laboratory kind

3b. MTNc – UB03 – Formulaire pour laboratoire

4a. Score – epidemiological and medical prognosis

4b. Score – diagnostic épidémiologique et clinique