An unusual case of Q fever in an immunised sheep officer

Ng, Frank C.H., and Leggat, Peter A. (2014) An unusual case of Q fever in an immunised sheep officer. Annals of the ACTM, 15 (1). pp. 19-20.

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Abstract

It is often thought that Q fever vaccination is 100% protective against the disease. An unusual case of Q fever and its debilitating consequences is described here in a sheep industry development officer, who had been immunised. This report highlights the need for further research into improving Q fever testing and taking appropriate preventive measures against the disease. An urgent review of the current occupational health and safety policy is recommended, with implementation of universal mandatory Q fever immunisation for all new abattoir, cattle, goat, sheep and other workers, who may be exposed to Q fever, prior to the commencement of any field work.

Item ID: 35394
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
Keywords: Q fever, zoonosis, vaccination, agriculture, prevention
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ISSN: 1448-4706
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 02:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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