pian bois

(redirected from bush yaws)

pi·an bois

a form of New World cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania braziliensis guyanensis in the Amazon delta; a small proportion of cases are said to metastasize to the nasal mucosa with espundialike involvement.
Synonym(s): bosch yaws, bush yaws
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Thousands of Congolese Pygmies were suffering from a flesh-eating disease called bush yaws. World-grain carryover stocks were at a thirty-year low, well below the seventy-day consumption level that is considered the minimum for basic food security, and Haitian farmers have been reduced to eating the seed that they should be planting.