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NCIRS Seminar Series - 22 March 2017

  • All Creatures Great and Small: A One Health Approach to the Problem of Q Fever
  • Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a serious zoonotic disease in humans with a worldwide distribution. Many species of animals are capable of transmitting C. burnetii, and consequently all veterinary workers are at risk for this disease. Australia is the only country to have a licensed Q fever vaccine (QVax ).  This vaccine has been readily available and used in Australia for many years in at-risk groups, however still has 600 notifications across Australia annually.

    This presentation will provide an overview of the sources of Q fever in our animal populations, new data on longevity of immunity post vaccination, as well as information on the safety of the Q fever vaccine in young adults and barriers to uptake of the vaccine.  

    On Wednesday 22 March 2017, 11.00am to 12.00pm
  • Location

    Seminar Room 1 and 2
    CMRI Building, 214 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145

  • Contact Details

    For enquiries, please contact Andrea Martic by phone on 02 9845 1402 or by email on