Rheumatic fever rates show value of vigilance, targeting and engagement

+Print Archive
Rotorua GP CME 2019

Rheumatic fever rates show value of vigilance, targeting and engagement

Virginia
McMillan
Girls under five
Higher rates of rheumatic fever tend to occur in areas where prevention efforts have not been targeted well
Remember, up until 2009, the rate was constantly increasing. At least it is flat in some areas Māori and Pacific-managed school schemes and free
References

Shetty A, Mills C, Eggleton K. Primary care management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in Northland. J Prim Health Care 2014;6(3):189–94.