Authors

Anna P Ralph

BMedSci, MPH, DTMH, FRACP, PhD, Professor, Head of Global Health Division and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, NT; General Medicine and Infectious Diseases Specialist, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT


Primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever

Primary prevention is the prompt antibiotic treatment of Strep A infection, and it can reduce the risk of developing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.