Rheumatic Fever News and Research

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Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop two to three weeks after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever). It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
Australian researchers are working on a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Australian researchers are working on a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection