How to Pronounce yaws?

Correct pronunciation for the word "yaws" is [jˈɔːz], [jˈɔːz], [j_ˈɔː_z].

"Yaws" in context

Yaws is a rare bacterial infection caused by the microorganism Treponema pallidum. It is primarily seen in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in the developing world, and is more common in children than adults. The main symptom of yaws is a skin lesion, typically on the limbs, lower trunk, and face. These lesions can be painful and pruritic, and may also include ulcers. Other signs and symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and joint pain.

Yaws is spread through direct contact with affected individuals, usually through superficial skin-to-skin contact.

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