Oral Antibiotic Raises Hopes of Eradicating Yaws

Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now, they are ready to try again, buoyed by recent data showing that a single dose of an oral antibiotic can cure the disease. But disease eradication is tough, and experts warn it will cost more and take longer than the planners imagine.

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