10 Feb 2017

Rheumatic fever on the rise in Auckland despite govt targets

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 10 February 2017

Government targets to reduce rheumatic fever are unlikely to be met and in some regions, particularly in Auckland, rates have actually risen. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Professor Harvey White, the Director of Coronary Care and Cardiovascular Research at Auckland City Hospital and to Auckland GP Rawiri Jansen who runs the Counties Manukau rheumatic fever prevention programme.