author={O. Mitj{\`a} and K. Asiedu and D. Mabey},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • O. Mitjà, K. Asiedu, D. Mabey
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Yaws is an infectious disease caused by Treponema pallidum pertenue-a bacterium that closely resembles the causative agent of syphilis-and is spread by skin-to-skin contact in humid tropical regions. Yaws causes disfiguring, and sometimes painful lesions of the skin and bones. As with syphilis, clinical manifestations can be divided into three stages; however, unlike syphilis, mother-to-child transmission does not occur. A major campaign to eradicate yaws in the 1950s and 1960s, by mass… CONTINUE READING
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