Eradication may be Possible due New Treatment for Yaws

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Yaws is a human infection in hot humid areas of the world that causes skin ulcers but can long term also affect bone growth and lead to disfigurement and disability. It is caused by he bacterium Treponema pallidum, a close relative of the organism that causes syphilis.
It used to be treated with penicillin injections but can now be by giving the oral antibiotic azithromycin.

While some people are thinking about possibly eradicating the disease, others point out it also exists in other species, providing a disease organisms that would not be treated.
 

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