David Peiris

MBBS, MIPH, PhD, FRACGP, FARGP, Director, Global Primary Health Care Program The George Institute for Global Health, NSW; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, NSW; General Practitioner, Glebe Family Medical Practice, NSW

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.