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WiRED International Remains Vigilant on Rheumatic Heart Disease (Squibs News Bites)

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One of the preventable illnesses that WiRED has focused on during the past few years is rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a chronic heart condition that starts with strep throat. According to the World Heart Federation, RHD kills more than 250,000 people every year and affects at least 15.6 million.