Rheumatic fever is a serious preventable disease which may cause permanent heart damage.
An untreated sore throat ('strep throat') can lead to rheumatic fever. By taking sore throats seriously, we can help prevent life long illness and suffering for our tamariki.
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Sore throats can break a heart (i)
Sore throats can break a heart (ii)