These figures indicate that the highly contagious and infectious skin disease is present in other villages in the area, therefore requiring urgent attention before it spreads.
The remote Upati Village hardly ever has medical teams visit them let alone a trained doctor and laboratory scientist.
Villagers turned up in numbers as word spread quickly.
Mothers and their children, men and even the elderly braved the wet weather to get tested for yaws.
From the 117 blood tests conducted, 35 were found positive.