Time for Governments to take Q Fever seriously: Rural groups

Organisations from across agricultural, processing, veterinary and public health industries are calling for governments to protect residents from the risk of Q fever infection. NSW Farmers’ Association president Derek Schoen said it is time for State and Federal Governments to stand up for rural health and take Q fever seriously. “Rural and regional ministers needed to pay attention to the health risks in their electorates, particularly for people working with or around livestock,” Mr Schoen said. “Farmers and rural residents are frustrated that their exposure to Q fever is overlooked by city-focused health policy. Ministers have promised watching briefs on Q…

Source: Beef Central
Time for Governments to take Q Fever seriously: Rural groups