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Rheumatic Fever Week Message Goes Out Across South Africa

10 August 2017
Katlego Maboe interviews Professor Liesl Zühlke on Expresso, SABC3
Expresso / Youtube

Dr Liesl Zühlke, UCT Associate Professor and President of the South African Heart Association, appeared on the early-morning Expresso show on 2 August 2017 to commemorate Rheumatic Fever Week in South Africa. Rheumatic Fever Week has been observed in South Africa for over 25 years since it was declared by the National Department of Health.


Prof Zühlke’s discussion covered progression of disease from sore throat to rheumatic fever to late stage valvular heart disease, and emphasised the strong case for prevention. Expresso is an award-winning South African breakfast magazine television show with a viewership reaching nearly 1.5 million people. Broadcast live from Cape Town, Expresso features informative and interactive segments.

For more information:
Rheumatic Fever Week | Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa