In breaking news an infectious disease is making a comeback after a 60 year hiatus.
Nicknamed Yaws, it is an ugly cousin to Syphilis found in humid, tropical areas.
Its affects the skin, bones and joints. It’s spread through direct contact through injured skin.
What appears to be a small legion will eventually deform your bones leading to intense pain or worse.
Treatment appears to be getting tougher.
Penicillin was effective in 1950’s, until yaws to made another appearance in the 1970s.
The worst case was Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea. 84% of the inhabitants become affected.
In 2012, The World Health Organization tracked the same island for three and a half years.
During which, islanders received (benzyl penicillin).
During this study, it was effective for 18 months, until it reared its ugly head once again.
Unfortunately, this does categorize yaws as an antibiotic-resistant disease.
It is on it’s way to becoming a super-bug.
Remember, diseases that are not on US soil, still pose a serious threat. Especially if they are resisting antibiotics.