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Leprosy, scabies and yaws - Togo's neglected tropical skin diseases need attention

By Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, University of Southampton
Bayaki Saka, Professor of Dermatology, University of Lome
Palokinam Pitche, Professor of Dermatology , University of Lome
Neglected tropical diseases are a group of 20 diseases found mostly in tropical regions that are strongly associated with poverty. Among them are skin diseases like scabies, leprosy and yaws. They are caused by some bacteria, viruses, mosquitoes or mites and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they affectThe Conversation

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