The WHO strategy of a single mass treatment with azithromycin did not eradicate yaws, and resistant strains have emerged, international researchers say. They urge repeated mass treatments to eliminate the infectious disease.
On the island of Lihir in Papua New Guinea (pop. 16,092), researchers made a massive effort to wipe out an infectious disease called yaws.
A strategy proposed by the World Health Organization to reduce the transmission and prevalence of yaws passed an initial test of its effectiveness.