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Unformatted text preview: there is a resemblance to new-age syphilis. This would then determine if the treponemal diseases such as yaws are genetically relevant to syphilis. Results- The team found that syphilis is most similar to yaws, a non venereal disease, concurrent with the early people of the New World. Traced back, yaws started in the Old World, and then was possibly brought over on the Bering Strait, transmuted into yaws, and carried back to the Old World with the explorers, where it again changed into what is now known as syphilis. Conclusion- Findings suggest that Yaws was passed from the New World, its home, to Europe through explorers. Conditioned to warm climates, it migrated to the genitals, and evolved into what we know today and Syphilis....
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- Fall '07