The diagnostic test which could revive the battle to eradicate yaws

A rapid diagnostic test to identify yaws, a debilitating skin disease which affects thousands of the world’s poorest children, could reinvigorate efforts to eradicate the illness.


Thanks for this article Madhu.
Being able to differentially diagnose between Yaws and syphilis would be very helpful, especially in the South Pacific (my back yard) where Yaws is endemic.
As can be seen in the article, Yaws prevalence in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (both low resource South Pacific countries) is much higher than elsewhere. Vanuatu should be the other country in this region of note and suspect they do not collect prevalence data.