Q fever is a bacterial infection that can cause a severe flu-like illness. For some people, Q fever can affect their health and ability to work for many years. The bacteria are spread from animals, mainly cattle, sheep and goats. Even people who do not have contact with animals may be infected.

A safe and effective vaccine is available to protect people who are at risk. Screening is required to identify who can be vaccinated.

Q fever awareness

Q fever is serious, but preventable. Help us to increase awareness with the Q fever awareness toolkit and Information for Aboriginal people living in NSW.

Fact sheets

For further information contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Current as at: Monday 22 August 2022
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases