Debra van den Berg

MPH, RN, Public Health Officer, Communicable Disease Surveillance, North Coast Public Health Unit, Lismore, NSW

Leptospirosis: An important zoonosis acquired through work, play and travel

In patients with risk factors for leptospirosis, a high index of clinical suspicion is important to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.

Q fever: A rural disease with potential urban consequences

Q fever is the most commonly notified zoonotic disease in Australia, with the majority of cases reported from northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.