Rheumatic fever numbers up across Aotearoa

By Te Ao - Māori News

There's been a dramatic spike in the number of Wellington children in hospital with rheumatic fever and case numbers are up across the whole country. 

At this time of year, the number of people in Wellington hospital with the disease is normally one or two - this year it's nine.

A public health alert has been issued, with COVID-19 testing centres ordered to swab any children at risk.