You don't have to be working with cattle to be exposed to this problem! Q-Fever recently struck veterinary staff working with cats and dogs in small animal practice.
The disease causes severe flu-like symptoms but can easily progress to the victim being unable to work for months, even years while suffering the pain of chronic fatigue symptoms, or worse, liver or heart damage.
However Q-Fever is a disease which is entirely preventable thanks to Australia having the world’s only vaccine… but not all veterinary workers are currently protected…
Dr Guy Weerasinghe who’s head of the Australian Vets for Public Health explains more.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
* Australian Q-Fever Register
* All About Q-Fever (General info)
* AVA Webinar Registration - Hurry!! - Happens Wed. 4thMay 2016