Asha C Bowen

BA, MBBS, DCH, FRACP, PhD, Head, Skin Health Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, WA; Associate Professor, University of Western Australia, WA; Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, Perth Children’s Hospital, WA; Honorary Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, 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.