In a remote Indigenous community of 3,000 people, researchers have discovered the highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, where children as young as four have died from the entirely preventable condition.

A study by the Menzies School of Health Research screened about 450 school age children in Maningrida, and the preliminary results reveal one in 20 suffered from rheumatic heart disease.

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