Sore Throats Matter
Contact your Doctor, Nurse,
Healthline on 0800 611 116
A child’s untreated sore throat (‘strep throat’) can lead to rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic fever is a serious preventable disease which may cause permanent heart damage.
You can help your whanau by understanding what rheumatic fever is and taking sore throats seriously.
Often starts with a sore throat (a streptococcal infection). A few weeks later the following symptoms may develop:
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