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Alex residents urged to watch out for rheumatic fever - Alex News



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Alex residents urged to watch out for rheumatic fever 
Alex News
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that occurs following a streptococcus infection, such as streptococcal pharyngitis or scarlet fever 14 to 28 days thereafter. It affects the heart, joints, skin, and brain. Acute rheumatic fever commonly ...

 


Chart: Pacific and M?ori more affected by poverty-based illness - Stuff.co.nz



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Chart: Pacific and M?ori more affected by poverty-based illness 
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The Government's $65m Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme, which started in July 2011 and ended this past June, was largely deemed a success by health organisations nationwide, although it did not hit its target to reduce cases by 66 per cent.

 


Infectious diseases pioneer and Rockefeller Professor Emeritus John Zabriskie dies at 88 - The Rockefeller University Newswire



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Infectious diseases pioneer and Rockefeller Professor Emeritus John Zabriskie dies at 88 
The Rockefeller University Newswire
John B. Zabriskie, an emeritus faculty member at The Rockefeller University, died August 17 at the age of 88. Zabriskie was a leader in the investigation of streptococcal infections and their long-term side effects, including rheumatic fever and ...

 


What Are Flesh-Eating Bacteria, and How Do You Fight Them? - National Geographic



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What Are Flesh-Eating Bacteria, and How Do You Fight Them? 
National Geographic
One vaccine won't work against all the bacterial strains that can cause necrotizing fasciitis. But scientists are working on group A strep vaccines more generally because of the many complications these bacteria can cause, particularly rheumatic fever.

 


It's vital to curb heart disease among our women, young people - Independent Online



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It's vital to curb heart disease among our women, young people 
Independent Online
Given that CVD is largely preventable, this opinion piece focuses on heart disease among pregnant women, and young people, including children with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as vulnerable groups in which we should be investing in to reduce the ...

 


The good fight: From her demons to disease, battle-tested Jeanne Rheaume still won't back down - The Times



The good fight: From her demons to disease, battle-tested Jeanne Rheaume still won't back down 
The Times
Her mother, Mary, contracted rheumatic fever as a child and the illness weakened her heart well into adulthood. ?This one week my mother was sick and she hated to go to the doctor's,? Jeanne recalled. ?So my dad told her to stay in bed all day. If she ...

 


Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Ronna Fisher - Healthy Hearing



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Healthy Hearing conversation | Dr. Ronna Fisher 
Healthy Hearing
?Dad started losing his hearing in his 30s from rheumatic fever he had a child,? she related. ?He always had difficulty understanding. As it got worse, Mother would accuse him of not listening to her or not paying attention. As I got older, I was very ...

 


As heart diseases rise, experts shift focus to prevention - The Standard



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As heart diseases rise, experts shift focus to prevention 
The Standard
Medical experts explain that rheumatic fever -- the condition that limited Keter's swallowing and talking and which made his childhood a living nightmare -- tops the list of killer diseases in Kenya projected to outdo Aids, tuberculosis and malaria by ...

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Doctor's Tip: What it means to be told you have heart disease - Glenwood Springs Post Independent



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Doctor's Tip: What it means to be told you have heart disease 
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A third type of heart disease is damage to one or more heart valves. This can be congenital, but more often is caused by diseases such as rheumatic fever, which is a complication of strep infections. With the advent of antibiotics, the incidence of ...

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Cepheid Expands Respiratory Disease Portfolio with Xpert Xpress Strep A - Markets Insider



Cepheid Expands Respiratory Disease Portfolio with Xpert Xpress Strep A 
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Antibiotic treatment of acute pharyngitis, often caused by viruses and not bacteria, is often initiated inappropriately, in an effort to shorten the course of illness and prevent acute rheumatic fever, a complication of severe Group A Strep infection ...
Cepheid Xpress Strep A Test Clears FDA GenomeWeb

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