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Eradication of yaws – procedures for verification and certification of interruption of transmission

K. Asiedu, Eds.: World Health Organisation (WHO), (2018)


This document sets out the criteria and procedures to be followed by countries in verifying the interruption of yaws transmission. It is intended for use by international verification teams, national yaws eradication programmes and WHO technical staff involved in the eradication of yaws.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259903/1/...


Eradication of yaws: a guide for programme managers

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)


This document provides guidance for countries on how to implement activities to achieve the interruption of yaws transmission. It is intended for use by national yaws eradication programmes, partners involved in the implementation of yaws eradication activities and WHO technical staff who provide technical support to countries in the eradication of yaws.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/25...


Comparative efficacy of low-dose versus standard-dose azithromycin for patients with yaws: a randomised non-inferiority trial in Ghana and Papua New Guinea

Marks, M.; O. Mitja; C. Bottomley, et al., (2018)


n this study, low-dose azithromycin did not meet the prespecified non-inferiority margin compared with standard-dose azithromycin in achieving clinical and serological cure in PCR-confirmed active yaws. Only a single participant (with presumed latent yaws) had definitive serological failure. This work suggests that 20 mg/kg of azithromycin is probably effective against yaws, but further data are needed.
https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PII...


Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws

Oriol Mitjà, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Houinei, H.E.O., Penias Moses, et al., (2015)


N Engl J Med 2015;372:703-10. Click on the external link to get access to the article
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1408586...


Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws. Animation Video

Oriol Mitjà, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Houinei, H.E.O., Penias Moses, et al., (2015)


Click on the link to open the video
http://www.nejm.org/action/showMediaPlayer?doi=10....


Yaws and other endemic treponematoses Photos

World Health Organization, (2015)


Cases of yaws treated with single-dose oral azithromycin .Click on the link to open the Photo Gallery Accessed Febraury 25, 2015
http://www.who.int/yaws/photos/en/


Eradication of Yaws: Historical Efforts and Achieving WHO's 2020 Target

K. Asedeu; C. Fitzpatrick, J.Jannin, (2014)


PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases September 2014 | Volume 8 | Issue 9 | e3016 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003016
http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.13...


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