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Q Fever – Signs & Symptoms

Incubation Period The interval between inhalation of the organism (ie. exposure) and onset of the illness may range from 14 to 60 days, depending on the intensity of exposure to the organism. Individuals exposed to the highly infective products of Read More

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Q Fever – Treatment & Complications

Treatment Appropriate antibiotics, commenced soon after the onset of the illness, is the usual therapy. Complications As stated earlier, the major life-threatening complication of acute Q fever is chronic endocarditis which may develop shortly after the acute attack but more Read More

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Q Fever – Transmission to Humans

Infection could occur via skin abrasions and splashes of infected material into the eye. The consumption of unpasteurized milk from infected cows and goats has accounted for small numbers of Q fever cases yet, in some instances, drinking infected raw Read More

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A Sharp Knife – A Safer Work Day

WorkCover Queensland recently reported on their website that the number of statutory claims in the Meat and Meat Product Manufacturing Industry were on the rise for the 2012-13 period. They determined a majority of injuries in this industry were caused Read More

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Q Fever – Origins

Q fever was first recognised in Australia during the 1930’s when workers at a Brisbane meat processor became ill with a fever. As the cause of the illness was unknown, the workers were diagnosed with ‘Query’ fever. This was eventually Read More

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Changes to WorkCover laws

The Queensland Government has made major changes to workers’ compensation laws that will impact many injured AMIEU members and their families. For a long time, Queensland has had the best WorkCover scheme in Australia – WorkCover’s own Annual Report found Read More

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