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Current research: Q-fever and Australian farmers: Is the health system paying enough attention?: A literature review

Morrissey, Hana, Cotton, Jacqueline and Ball, Patrick A. (2014). Current research: Q-fever and Australian farmers: Is the health system paying enough attention?: A literature review. Australian Journal of Pharmacy,95(1130):64-67.

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Title Current research: Q-fever and Australian farmers: Is the health system paying enough attention?: A literature review
Author Morrissey, Hana
Cotton, Jacqueline
Ball, Patrick A.
Journal Name Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 95
Issue Number 1130
ISSN 0311-8002   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84904472964
Start Page 64
End Page 67
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company Ltd
Field of Research 1115 - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abstract Introduction: Q-fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii, a Gram-negative bacterium and Rickettsia-like organism. Transmitted from wild and domestic animals to humans, the most common route is inhalation of contaminated dust; however the oral route can be considered as a second pathway. Aim: to understand the reasons behind not including farming workforce and their families in the national vaccinations program. Discussion: In 1977 Q-fever became a notifiable disease nationally. Australia is the only country to have a registered Q-fever vaccine. As a result of the cost of the vaccine, Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) supply and subsidised program arrangements are based on the active cases count per year (by occupation), rather than for occupations that expose workers to high level of possible "risk". Conclusion: Australian farmers, farm managers, farm workers and their families need to be well educated about Q-fever and included in the national vaccination program.
Keywords Farmers
Infection
Q-fever
Risk
Vaccinations
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