Experts back call to broaden Q-fever vaccination

They say it should be considered for all those living in country Queensland and NSW

Infectious disease specialists are partially backing a call to broaden the target population for Q-fever vaccination.

Dr Josh Francis
Dr Josh Francis.

It follows research that shows people living in rural areas of Queensland and NSW have 2.5 times the risk of seropositivity for antibodies to Coxiella burnetii compared with people who have never lived rurally.

The findings suggest that everyone in rural areas could