Q fever is an infection caused by Coxiella burnetii, a type of bacterium found worldwide except New Zealand. The infection is almost always related to direct or indirect contact with animals such as cattle, sheep or goats, although a wide range of animals including cats, dogs and kangaroos may carry the infection.
Fact sheet: Q Fever Information
Testing for Q fever is a 2 step process. Starting with a skin test and blood sample on the first visit, and seven days later, patients are given their results and depending on these results some patients may require the Q fever Vaccine.
For appointments please contact Rachel Menadue (Nurse) at Clare Medical Centre (08) 8841 3777.