Study reports the emergence and spread of azithromycin-resistant Treponema pallidum subspecies


  • The Lancet
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Background

Yaws is a substantial cause of chronic disfiguring ulcers in children in at least 14 countries in the tropics. WHO’s newly adopted strategy for yaws eradication uses a single round of mass azithromycin treatment followed by targeted treatment programmes, and data from pilot stu...