Facts about Rheumatic Fever

  • It starts from a little bacteria Group A Streptococcus or G.A.S ( not gas )

  •  RF can start with a sore throat!

  • Special medication can relieve joint and heart pain.

  •  Never stop medicine before your doctor says even if you feel better and the doctor will say how much bed rest you need a day.

  •  There is a high probability of you getting Rhematic Fever if you live in an over crowded house!

  •  Like in the name you will get a Fever

  •  When you get Rhematic Fever, you have a chance of getting heart disease. 

  •   It’s very common and strikes mostly Maori and Pacific Island people. 

  • If you have Rhematic Fever you can take injections for a very long time.