Sore throats

Sore throats – Rheumatic Fever – Heart Damage

Sore throats can be caused by a certain type of bug, Group A Strep. If this bug is not treated it can cause Rheumatic (Roo-mat-ic) Fever and heart damage for life. Rheumatic Fever is easy to prevent—if your child has a sore throat, get it checked every time by a health worker, nurse or doctor. If your children are given antibiotics for their sore throats, they must be taken until ALL FINISHED (10 days).