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Title: Trachoma and Yaws: Common Ground?
Author: Solomon, Anthony W.
Marks, Michael
Martin, Diana L.
Mikhailov, Alexei
Flueckiger, Rebecca M.
Mitjà Villar, Oriol
Asiedu, Kingsley
Jannin, Jean
Engels, Dirk
Mabey, David C. W.
Keywords: Tracoma
Malalties infeccioses
Antibiòtics
Epidemiologia
Salut pública
Trachoma
Communicable diseases
Antibiotics
Epidemiology
Public health
Issue Date: 3-Dec-2015
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: Trachoma is an important cause of blindness. The causative organism is an intracellular bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which is susceptible to single-dose azithromycin. A World Health Organization (WHO)-led program aims to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem globally by 2020. Yaws is a cause of skin, bone, and cartilage disease. The causative organism is a spirochaete bacterium, Treponema pallidum ssp. pertenue, which is susceptible to single-dose azithromycin. A WHO-led program aims to eradicate yaws globally by 2020.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004071
It is part of: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2015, vol. 9, num. 12, p. e0004071
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004071
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/69168
ISSN: 1935-2727
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