Volume s1-9, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

  • 1.  It was found that mass treatments of persons showing signs and symptoms of yaws did not eradicate the disease.
  • 2.  A survey of a typical South Pacific island seemed to show the reservoir of infection to be among youths to the age of seventeen who showed neither signs or symptoms, but gave a yaws history.
  • 3.  The infection rate among youths is universal so that eradication of the disease seems only possible by mass treatments of youths to age seventeen, with symptomatic treatment of others.


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