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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Groundbreaking research into fighting rheumatic fever

    Groundbreaking research into fighting rheumatic fever


    Researchers have found skin infections are a significant cause of the disease.

    Otago University, Wellington, public health professor Michael Baker says they've known for decades "strep throat" is a key initiator.

    But research indicates streptococcus skin infection can also trigger the disease.

    Baker says he doesn't use the term breakthrough lightly, but this opens up a whole line of attack on rheumatic disease - which may be the most useful.

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