Definition Of yaws

noun

a contagious disease of tropical countries, caused by a bacterium that enters skin abrasions and gives rise to small crusted lesions that may develop into deep ulcers.

One of the most common was mercury, which had been used by the Arabs for centuries to treat leprosy and yaws .

Example Of yaws

  • And that was the area of some of the first campaigns, the mass campaigns for penicillin, the yaws eradication.

  • Bush yaws is an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions in places such as the nose, mouth and ears.

  • Diseases such as malaria were endemic, while blackwater fever, dengue fever, dysentery, yaws , and hookworms were a constant scourge.

  • He worried obsessively about syphilis, which the yaws somewhat resembled; he pored over medical books underscoring lists of symptoms.

  • If someone is suffering from yaws or trachoma, of course in your own small way you will try to help.


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