Advice for people diagnosed with acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease and their families.
People with acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease need penicillin injections every 4 weeks to stay healthy and keep their heart strong.
Sharing clothes, towels, bed sheets, razors and toothbrushes can spread germs.
The germs that cause acute rheumatic fever can live on surfaces like bathroom sinks, taps and door handles. These should be cleaned often.