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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Yaws 02/04/2012
Frambesia tropica Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Yaws is an infection caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria, Treponema pallidum , subspecies pertenue . It is closely related to the bacterium that causes syphilis, but this disease is not sexually transmitted. Yaws mainly affects children in rural, warm, tropical areas, such as the Caribbean Islands, Latin America, West Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Yellow fever 12/06/2011
Yellow fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Yellow fever is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. You can catch this disease if you are bitten by a mosquito infected with this virus.  This disease is common in South America and in sub-Saharan Africa. Anyone can get yellow fever, but the elderly have a higher risk of severe infection. If a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, symptoms usually develop 3 - 6 days later.