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Yaws Can Be Eradicated With Donations From Drug Companies, WHO Says

The Guardian: Yaws eradication will need millions of donated antibiotics, says WHO
“The World Health Organization has stepped up efforts to eradicate yaws, described as the ‘forgotten disease’, after the discovery of a single-dose oral antibiotic that can cure it. Wiping out the bacterial skin disease that causes weeping ulcers would, however, depend on whether drug companies were prepared to donate millions of tablets, the WHO said…” (Kennedy, 2/21).