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20 July 2018
Vol 361, Issue 6399

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COVER Stanis Malom, 15, from the small island of Lihir in Papua New Guinea, has a chronic leg injury from yaws. A global eradication effort fizzled decades ago, and this disfiguring bacterial disease still afflicts people in at least 14 countries. The discovery that a single tablet of a common antibiotic can cure yaws has sparked a new eradication effort. See page 216.
PHOTO: BRIAN CASSEY