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

Posted on: 20 August, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 3, July 2012 - September 2012
Related to Cardiovascular health Health promotion Young adults

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia Queensland (2012)
Nothin deadly about a sore throat: be smart protect your heart
Cairns, Queensland: Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia Queensland

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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