Yaws eradication—a goal finally within reach

James W Kazura
New England Journal of Medicine 2015 February 19, 372 (8): 693-5
Yaws is a chronic infectious disease caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue, a gram-negative bacterium that is genetically closely related to the less common nonvenereal endemic treponematoses, bejel and pinta, and T. pallidum subspecies pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis. As one..

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