Apr 4, 2013
Manawatu Evening Standard
Rheumatic fever 'national disgrace'
Parents are being warned to keep a close eye on their kids after two cases of rheumatic fever in Glen Innes and Panmure.
Better support for vulnerable children
More Kiwi children will get a better start in life as a result of the Government's Better Public Services targets, say social sector Ministers Tony Ryall, Paula Bennett and Hekia Parata.
What is Rheumatic Fever?
Rheumatic fever develops as a consequence of infection with group A streptococcus.
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