Kōrero: Women’s health

Rheumatic heart disease (2 o 2)

Rheumatic heart disease

Getting a sore throat isn't usually a big deal – just an ordinary part of having a cold or flu. But for some, particularly Māori, a sore throat has been a symptom of rheumatic fever, and the long-term result was heart damage and the possibility of an early death. Two of Te Aroha Teriaki’s children (Tama and Mariu Pritchard, shown here with their mother) had rheumatic fever when young. Teriaki advised other parents, ‘Every time you get a sore throat, get it checked.’

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Paul Estcourt

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Health of Māori women, 1940s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31500/rheumatic-heart-disease (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011