Corpus ID: 26781128

The Eradication of Yaws - and its unsung hero.

@article{Lim2012TheEO,
  title={The Eradication of Yaws - and its unsung hero.},
  author={K. G. Lim},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          557-9
        }
}
  • K. G. Lim
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Medical journal of Malaysia
Yaws, Viswalingam Yaws or ‘puru’ is a skin ulcer that occurs mainly in the hot wet regions of the earth. The bacteria that causes it is indistinguishable in shape and size from the syphilis bacteria, but it is transmitted by skin contact. It was said that of the many diseases prevalent in the Malay states early in the twentieth century, none was of more concern and importance to the Malays than ‘puru’. Although not fatal it caused much discomfort and distress. While stationed in Kuala Kangsar… Expand

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