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Quick reference guide 1: Primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on primary prevention of ARF, to limit the incidence of disease by controlling causes and risk factors. Primary prevention can either focus on an entire population or on individuals within that population who are at elevated risk (e.g. people with GAS infection). This information is derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn).
RHDAustralia, Menzies School of Health Research, National Heart Foundation of Australia,
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