A new policy in relation to Q fever was ratified on 7th December 2018 by Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) to protect veterinary staff against Q fever. Basically what this means is that it is recommended for surgical staff to be vaccinated against this organism.

An excerpt of this policy follows:

“Veterinary practices should implement a policy limiting only those personnel who are protected against Q fever assisting with birth, caesarean or resuscitation of neonates.”

For more detailed information on the policy and further references click here.




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