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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Nothin deadly about a sore throat: be smart protect your heart (2012)

Author

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia Queensland

Publisher

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

City

Cairns, Qld

Type

Comic

 

Description

This comic aims to raise awareness among young Indigenous people about rheumatic fever; an inflammatory disease that affects tissues of the body including the heart, joints, brain and skin. The story centres around a group of friends and one young Indigenous man's experience of a sore throat that led to rheumatic heart disease. The comic provides information throughout the story about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of rheumatic fever. The comic has a clear message and is presented in a culturally sensitive way which aims to make it appealing to young people.

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Contact details

RHD Australia, Queensland
Public Health Unit Cairns
PO Box 1103
Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: 1300 135 854
Email: Arf&RhdRegister@health.qld.gov.au

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Last updated: 10 April 2014
 
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