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Travel Vaccines - International Travel Vaccines Centre

Q Fever Vaccination Information


Q Fever is a severe, acute febrile illness, which is a major problem in Australia and around the world. It is a zoonotic disease (i.e. spread from animals to humans) caused by the organism Coxiella burnetii.
Transmission to humans is generally via inhalation of contaminated aerosolised particles or ingestion of unpasteurised dairy products.
Q Fever is mainly thought to be an occupational hazard, but anyone who has been in contact with farm animals, or wild animals and their products, may be at risk.
Approximately 40% of people exposed to Coxiella burnetii develop Acute Q Fever, which in most cases the acute illness lasts 2–6 weeks. Of this group, approximately 10–30% of cases will develop Chronic Q Fever of which the most common form can last beyond one year and frequently more than 5–10 years.


Q Fever vaccinations involves two stages

 

  1. o During first consultation Q Fever skin test and Blood test will be undertaken
  2. o After one week if the tests are negative Q Fever vaccination will be administered
  3. Once Q vax given lasts for life

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About Us

Your health when you go overseas is important - whether you are travelling on a holiday, visiting your friends and relatives, going on a business trip or looking for adventure. Getting individual care and advice based on your itinerary can ensure you have a good trip and come home healthy.

The International Travel Vaccination Centre (ITVC) is a well established travel vaccination centre with over 15 years experience. We provide a full vaccination service and are Yellow Fever accredited.

Our doctors have completed the Certificate of Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine (ITSM) and are specialised in delivering travel health and vaccination advice.

 

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