Q fever: more common than we think, and what this means for prevention

Joshua R Francis and Jenny M Robson
Med J Aust 2019; 210 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50024
Published online: 15 April 2019

Raising awareness of the disease and ensuring access to vaccination for all at risk should be priorities

Australia has one of the highest Q fever notification rates in the world. The article on seroprevalence data in this issue of the MJA1 reinforces the fact that Q fever is an infection of public health significance, and suggests that infections are more common than is recognised.

  • Joshua R Francis1,2
  • Jenny M Robson3

  • 1 Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT
  • 2 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
  • 3 Sullivan & Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane, QLD


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