Strep: Group A Streptococcal Infection

Strep: Group A Streptococcal Infection

SHORT FILMS Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is 100% preventable. Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) is caused by the Group A Streptococcus bacteria (or Strep germs). What is Strep: Group A Streptococcal Bacteria? “The strep bug is an old bug that we’ve known about...
Rheumatic Fever Prevention in New Zealand

Rheumatic Fever Prevention in New Zealand

SHORT FILMS Rheumatic Fever Prevention In New Zealand, the disease is largely confined to the upper North Island.  The Indigenous Maori and Pacific Islander populations are predominantly affected. Together, this group comprises almost one third of New Zealand’s...
Rheumatic Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Rheumatic Heart Disease in Pregnancy

SHORT FILMS The best way to make sure a woman with RHD has a healthy pregnancy for her and her baby is early diagnosis and cardiac review, collaborative care and communication with family, health workers, maternity and cardiac services. Pregnancy can provide a...