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15 Oct 2019 21:33
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Poverty and a lack of housing are being blamed for New Zealand's sky-high rheumatic fever rates

    Poverty and a lack of housing are being blamed for New Zealand's sky-high rheumatic fever rates


    A six-year-audit published in the Medical journal has showed Northland Maori children have some of highest rates of rheumatic fever, in the world.

    Maori children, between 5 and 14 years old, made up ninety-three per cent.

    Junior Doctor at Whangarei Hospital Kate Wauchop (war-COP) says housing is one of the biggest issues.

    She says the high levels of poverty will make it difficult to make any headway.

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