Yaws and other endemic treponematoses

Information resources

PubMed articles

Technical publications

Handbook of endemic treponematoses: Yaws, endemic syphilis and pinta
Although this document was published in 1984, some aspects are still relevant with the exception of diagnosis and treatments.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials

Pocket booklet

Weekly Epidemiological Record

Yaws in the news

29 September 2014 | Geneva
Where the Road Ends, Yaws Begins? The Cost-effectiveness of Eradication versus More Roads

27 March 2014 | Geneva
WHO to investigate yaws in the Philippines decades after last recorded cases. Expert consultation notes progress in six countries where yaws is known to occur.

26 February 2014 | Geneva
Yaws eradication will need millions of donated antibiotics.
Read The Guardian article
Read the yaws updated fact sheet


Cases of yaws treated with single-dose oral azithromycin
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