Northland Rheumatic Fever Notifications

Number of Rheumatic Fever Cases Notified in Northland


What it costs

Apart from the cost to individuals and their families in terms of illness, loss of educational opportunities, impacts on employment etc, the national medical cost of rheumatic fever each year is estimated to be $10 million.

Who gets it?

In New Zealand, you are 23 times more likely to get rheumatic fever if you are Maori than if you are European/other.  95% of reported cases of rheumatic fever in Northland are tamariki Maori.

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