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Targeted treatment of yaws with household contact tracing: How much do we miss?

Abstract:

Yaws is a disabling bacterial infection found primarily in warm and humid tropical areas. The World Health Organization strategy mandates an initial round of total community treatment (TCT) with single-dose azithromycin followed either by further TCT or active case-finding and treatment of cases and their contacts (the Morges strategy). We sought to investigate the effectiveness of the Morges strategy. We employed a stochastic household model to study the transmission of infection using data ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/aje/kwx305

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal Of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
187
Issue:
4
Pages:
837–844
Publication date:
2017-11-13
Acceptance date:
2017-07-20
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EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
Pubs id:
pubs:745692
URN:
uri:a5cb8474-3d28-4688-b9d6-2f6ea49edf09
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uuid:a5cb8474-3d28-4688-b9d6-2f6ea49edf09
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pubs:745692

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