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  • PNG: Treponema palladium cases in Western Province

    Source: https://postcourier.com.pg/early-sig...break-western/

    Early signs of potential outbreak in Western
    A MEDICAL expedition funded by the emergency disaster restoration team has confirmed an outbreak of a highly communicable bacterial infections in the Western Province.

    July 13, 2018

    A MEDICAL expedition funded by the emergency disaster restoration team has confirmed an outbreak of a highly communicable bacterial infections in the Western Province.

    Despite persistent global efforts to eradicate the bug in the past 60 years, the spirochete infection, treponema palladium (known to cause diseases like syphilis, bejel and yaws) has made an aggressive return in at least three remote communities in the South Fly and Middle Fly districts. The medical team from Ela Medical Services Limited confirmed at least 20 per cent of about 300 people tested in the Emeti, Upati and Sturt Island communities showed positive for treponema palladium...

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