9 – 90 days (the average is 21 days)
Signs and Symptoms
There are four stages: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary.
Note: 75-80% of all cases are in children younger than 15 years
Laboratory testing of blood samples is a common way to diagnose, but these tests cannot differentiate between yaws and syphilis so clinical assessment is important
A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin can cure the disease
Though it is treatable, yaws can persist for years as a chronic, relapsing disease just like syphilis
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