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 is serious, but preventable. Help us to increase awareness with the
Q fever awareness toolkit and
Information for Aboriginal people living in NSW.
For further information contact your local public health unit on
1300 066 055.
Q fever brochure