Is a rheumatic fever register the best surveillance tool to evaluate rheumatic fever control in the Auckland region?

AIM To determine the most accurate data source for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) epidemiology in the Auckland region. METHOD To assess coverage of the Auckland Regional Rheumatic Fever Register (ARRFR), (1998-2010) for children <15 years and resident in Auckland at the time of illness, register, hospitalisation and notification data were compared. A… CONTINUE READING