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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020

Modeling Treatment Strategies to Inform Yaws Eradication

Alex HolmesComments to Author , Michael J. Tildesley, Anthony W. Solomon, David C.W. Mabey, Oliver Sokana, Michael Marks, and Louise Dyson
Author affiliations: Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (A. Holmes, M.J. Tildesley, L. Dyson); University of Warwick School of Life Sciences, Coventry (M.J. Tildesley, L. Dyson); Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK (A.W. Solomon, D.C.W. Mabey, M. Marks); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London (A.W. Solomon, D.C.W. Mabey, M. Marks); Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Honiara, Solomon Islands (O. Sokana)

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Table 4

Summary of yaws treatment strategies with and without regular surveillance*

Strategy Rounds of TCT Rounds of TTT Volunteer treatment coverage Probability of elimination
1a 2 2 0% 15%
1b 2 2 5% 53%
2a 3 2 0% 57%
2b 3 2 5% 71%
3a 2 3 0% 26%
3b 2 3 5% 56%

*Strategies labeled “a’” are those without any regular surveillance, whereas “b” indicates the corresponding strategy with regular surveillance. TCT, total community treatment; TTT, total targeted treatment.

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