2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202008.0569.v1 View full text Preprint
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Michael Frimpong, Shirley Victoria Simpson, Hubert Senanu Ahor, Abigail Agbanyo, Solomon Gyabaah, Bernadette Agbavor, Ivy Brago Amanor, Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Susanne Böhlken-Fascher, Jonas Kissenkötter, Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Richard Odame Phillips

Abstract: Yaws is a skin debilitating disease caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue with most cases reported in children. World Health Organization (WHO) aims at total eradication of this disease through mass treatment of suspected cases followed by an intensive follow-up program. However, effective diagnosis is pivotal in the successful implementation of this control program. Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), an isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique offers a wider range of differentiation…

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