Health Professionals

Rheumatic Fever is Notifiable

Please notify all suspected and confirmed cases of rheumatic fever (both acute and recurrent attacks). Contact 09-430 4100 and ask to speak to the Medical Officer of Health.

Rheumatic Fever Plans

National Heart Foundation Rheumatic Fever Guidelines


  • Rheumatic Fever Guideline 1: Diagnosis, Management and Secondary Prevention
  • Rheumatic Fever Guideline 2: Group A Streptococcal Sore Throat Management
  • Rheumatic Fever Guideline 3: Proposed Rheumatic Fever Primary Prevention Programme
  • A summary of the New Zealand Guidelines for Rheumatic Fever

Algorithm 1 to 4

  • Algorithm 1: A Guide for Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)
  • Algorithm 2: A Guide for the Use of Echocardiography in Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)
  • Algorithm 3: A Guide for the Duration of Secondary Prophylaxis in Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)
  • Algorithm 4: A Guide for Sore Throat Management
Online learning resources
  • Learnonline - Register and follow instruction guide. Preventing Rheumatic Fever modules one and three.
  • Goodfellows - Register to access learning module on Rheumatic Fever.


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