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Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws -- a chronic disfiguring and debilitating infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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New results point out the need to modify the current strategy for yaws eradication

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) An international collaboration led by ISGlobal provides new evidence that will help improve the current WHO strategy to eradicate yaws. It concludes that eradication will require more than a single round of mass drug treatment in order to capture those absent during the first round; that a bigger geographical area needs to be targeted in order to prevent imported cases; and that drug resistance monitoring is needed to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:12:58 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)



WHO moves closer to eliminating yaws disease

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against infection would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



WHO steps closer to eliminating tropical disease

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against yaws infection would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Boost for WHO in battle to eliminate tropical bug

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:20 +0100

Victory against neglected disease yaws would be first such eradication since smallpox (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Papua New Guinea struggles to eradicate yaws disease

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:56:25 +0100

A single tablet has been shown to treat yaws cheaply and effectively but drugs and funding are in short supply (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:09 +0100

This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. More than 1 billion people on the planet suffer from illnesses that the world pays little attention to. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of at least 18 diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty in tropical regions of the world and are virtually unknown elsewhere, according to the World Health Organization. These are diseases like river blindness, which has infected 18 million people worldwide and caused blindness in 270,000 people; or elephantiasis, a leading cause of disability worldwide, which affects over 120 million people and can cause severe swelling of the body parts, usually the legs or t...



Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India – UN health agency

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:09:12 +0100

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)

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Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India – UN health agency

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:09:12 +0100

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



FEATURE: Eradication of Yaws, disease that ‘ begins where roads end, ’ is within sight, says WHO doctor in new film

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:08:05 +0100

When Dr. Oriol Mitj à , a Spanish technical adviser for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, he expected to stay only a month. But after meeting hundreds of children covered in debilitating lesions, he stayed on, found a cure for their ailment, and spurred an international campaign that, if successful, will lead to the eradication of only the second disease in history. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



FEATURE: Eradication of Yaws, disease that ‘begins where roads end,’ is within sight, says WHO doctor in new film

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:08:05 +0100

When Dr. Oriol Mitjà, a Spanish technical adviser for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, he expected to stay only a month. But after meeting hundreds of children covered in debilitating lesions, he stayed on, found a cure for their ailment, and spurred an international campaign that, if successful, will lead to the eradication of only the second disease in history. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



10 facts on yaws eradication

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 06:01:00 +0100

Yaws is a chronic infectious disease that is closely linked to poverty. It is eradicable as humans are the only hosts. A global campaign using benzathine penicillin injection reduced 95% of global cases in the late 1960s. However, abandonment of programmes and weak surveillance led to resurgence in many countries, prompting WHO to re-start control programmes in 2007. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)



Countdown to Zero

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:47 +0100

Just before the predictable pyrotechnics of a July 4 weekend, something exploded, maybe or maybe not unpredictably. It was a rocket from SpaceX, the current version of a space-dream factory, meant to resupply the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 clears the tower. Vehicle propulsion is still nominal. It is on course and on track. Then it bursts in air. And so it became the third such resupply mission to fail in recent months. Is it more than a failure, but also a metaphor of our times? Ambitions that, even in their smallness, can't be realized? As with so many others of a certain generation, I was caught up in the great space adventure, the high calling. Lots of black-and-white TV images: Mercury, a demonstration project around the notion that we could launch Americans into space; ...

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Case Western Reserve global health expert urges action to eradicate yaws, tropical disease

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0100

(Case Western Reserve University) Half a century ago, a concentrated global effort nearly wiped a disfiguring tropical disease from the face of the earth. Now, says Case Western Reserve's James W. Kazura, M.D., it's time to complete the work. In a perspective column in the Feb.19 New England Journal of Medicine, Kazura responded to a research article that demonstrated positive results from a single oral dose of azithromycin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Africa: Diseases Affecting the Poorest Can Be Eliminated, Scientists Say

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:28:41 +0100

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Diseases affecting the poorest can be eliminated, scientists say

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:29:12 +0100

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Yaws eradication will need millions of donated antibiotics, says WHO

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:57:54 +0100

World Health Organisation says bacterial skin disease requires drug companies to give large supplies of single-dose tabletsThe World Health Organisation 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.Untreated, the disease progresses to the bones, causing severe disfigurement and disability. It mainly affects under-15s in poor, remote populations.Only 12 countries – three Pacific islands, eight African countries and Indonesia – are affected by yaws. A global vaccination programme in the 1950s treated more than 300 m...



Yaws

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0100

Title: YawsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/24/1999 9:48:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)

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Drug and a syphilis test offer hope of yaws eradication

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:44:59 +0100

A diagnostic test targeting syphilis and an oral antibiotic could be used together to help eradicate yaws disease, a WHO meeting was told. (Source: SciDev.Net)



Republic of Congo: treating Pygmys for Yaws

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:37:25 +0100

MSF recently carried out a campaign to treat the disease known as yaws, which turned out to be both a logistical feat and a world first in medical terms. (Source: MSF News)