yaws

[ UK /jˈɔːz/ ]
NOUN
  1. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
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How To Use yaws In A Sentence

  • Yaws (frambesia) is found in humid equatorial countries, where transmission is favored by scanty clothing and skin trauma.
  • Because the bumps of yaws look like berries, the disease is also called frambesia from the French ‘framboise,’ meaning ‘raspberry.’
  • These nonvenereal diseases are yaws (framboesia), pinta, and bejel.
  • Writing about the ‘depopulation of primitive communities’ through ‘the introduction of new diseases,’ for example, Hutton claimed that the wearing of European clothes by Nagas led to ‘lung diseases… dysentery, itch and yaws.’
  • No one knows for sure what causes this disorder, but it is thought to be caused by a treponematosis, a disease caused by a similar but not identical agent as that that causes yaws, pinta or even syphilis. Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland (MSF) reported that 25.5 percent of women undergoing antenatal and post-natal care have tested positive for the medical condition. yaws, "said Samama, the most widespread form of treponematosis which is also endemic to the region. IRIN
  • It is unclear if cases of yaws still occur in the Americas.
  • Diseases such as malaria were endemic, while blackwater fever, dengue fever, dysentery, yaws, and hookworms were a constant scourge.
  • A peculiar contagious disease, called framboesia, or the yaws, has long been known to exist in Africa, the West Indies, and the northern parts of the British Islands. Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882
  • 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.
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