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Rheumatic Fever

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that rheumatic fever is the main source of heart disease; and if he will consider including rheumatic fever among the list of compulsory notifiable diseases to permit of its early diagnosis before heart disease has taken hold.

:I am very well aware of the evil consequences of rheumatic fever. The whole problem of how best to fight this disease is being intensively examined and the question of notification will not be overlooked.