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Global epidemiology of yaws: a systematic review.

Mitjà O, Marks M, Konan DJ, Ayelo G, Gonzalez-Beiras C, Boua B, Houinei W, Kobara Y, Tabah EN, Nsiire A, Obvala D, Taleo F, Djupuri R, Zaixing Z, Utzinger J, Vestergaard LS, Bassat Q, Asiedu K - Lancet Glob Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Prevalence of active disease ranged from 0·31% to 14·54% in yaws-endemic areas, and prevalence of latent yaws ranged from 2·45% to 31·05%.We estimated that, in 2012, over 89 million people were living in yaws-endemic districts.None.

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Affiliation: Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Lihir Medical Centre-International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea. Electronic address: oriol.mitja@isglobal.org.

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Annual absolute number of yaws cases by countryIncidence given in cases per 100 000 population-years in 2010–12.
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fig2: Annual absolute number of yaws cases by countryIncidence given in cases per 100 000 population-years in 2010–12.

Mentions: During the 4-year period between 2010 and 2013, 256 343 yaws cases were reported to WHO from 11 countries and territories (figure 2). Togo and Timor-Leste are judged by WHO to be endemic, but did not report any case in the study period. Large-scale yaws control programmes have recently resulted in disease elimination in two countries (Ecuador and India).29, 31Figure 2 shows the annual number of yaws cases in all countries with ongoing transmission. The reported number of active infections was below 300 per year in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, but data were probably under-reported from all of these countries. 215 308 (84%) of 256 343 cases reported to WHO were from three countries—Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Ghana.


Global epidemiology of yaws: a systematic review.

Mitjà O, Marks M, Konan DJ, Ayelo G, Gonzalez-Beiras C, Boua B, Houinei W, Kobara Y, Tabah EN, Nsiire A, Obvala D, Taleo F, Djupuri R, Zaixing Z, Utzinger J, Vestergaard LS, Bassat Q, Asiedu K - Lancet Glob Health (2015)

Annual absolute number of yaws cases by countryIncidence given in cases per 100 000 population-years in 2010–12.
© Copyright Policy - CC BY
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4696519&req=5

fig2: Annual absolute number of yaws cases by countryIncidence given in cases per 100 000 population-years in 2010–12.
Mentions: During the 4-year period between 2010 and 2013, 256 343 yaws cases were reported to WHO from 11 countries and territories (figure 2). Togo and Timor-Leste are judged by WHO to be endemic, but did not report any case in the study period. Large-scale yaws control programmes have recently resulted in disease elimination in two countries (Ecuador and India).29, 31Figure 2 shows the annual number of yaws cases in all countries with ongoing transmission. The reported number of active infections was below 300 per year in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, but data were probably under-reported from all of these countries. 215 308 (84%) of 256 343 cases reported to WHO were from three countries—Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Ghana.

Bottom Line: Prevalence of active disease ranged from 0·31% to 14·54% in yaws-endemic areas, and prevalence of latent yaws ranged from 2·45% to 31·05%.We estimated that, in 2012, over 89 million people were living in yaws-endemic districts.None.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Lihir Medical Centre-International SOS, Newcrest Mining, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea. Electronic address: oriol.mitja@isglobal.org.

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