Query: NC_016842:775368 Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue str. SamoaD chromosome, complete
Start: 775368, End: 794921, Length: 19554
Host Lineage: Treponema pallidum; Treponema; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria
General Information: This strain was isolated in Western Samoa in 1953. Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue causes the chronic and disfiguring illness called yaws. The disease starts as a skin infection causing persistent ulcers and progresses to form tumor-like masses. This disease tends to infect children and is common in rural areas in Africa, Southeast Asia and equatorial South America.