Why 'xenotourism' has authorities worried

HEALTH authorities are warning against zoonotic disease in a new twist to concerns about medical tourism.

They’re calling it ‘xenotourism’ after five patients from New York and one from Canada developed Q fever on return from receiving medical treatment in Germany.

The treatment, called live cell therapy, involves intramuscular injection of foetal sheep cells.

A group of patients has been travelling to Germany for the injections twice a year for the past five years to “improve their general health and vitality”, the US Centers