Rheumatic fever is a serious inflammatory disease that affects the body's connective tissues, especially those of the heart, joints, brain and skin.
Rheumatic heart disease
Rheumatic heart disease is a condition that develops when the body’s heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever. It is serious, but it’s also entirely preventable.
Strep throat is an infection of your throat caused by streptococci bacteria. Learn more about what it is, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection usually affecting primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms, treatments and prevention.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
Pharyngitis is a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and common with a cold or flu. Learn how to care for a sore throat and when to see a doctor.
Group A streptococcal disease
Group A streptococcal disease is a bacterial infection generally treated with antibiotics. Symptoms include a sore throat and skin sores. Learn more here.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for tonsillitis.