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Yaws Can Be Eradicated By 2020 With Sufficient Funding, Political Will, Researchers Say

Reuters: Diseases affecting the poorest can be eliminated, scientists say
“It is a little known disease but it could make medical history if scientists’ predictions are correct: yaws could completely disappear by 2020, given the right resources. … It should be easy to eradicate, because scientists have found that a single dose of the relatively cheap drug azithromycin, given orally, is as effective as the penicillin injections of old … Their findings were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine…” (Whiting, 2/19).

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