Stephen R Graves

BSc(Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, FASM, FACTM, Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, University Hospital Geelong, Vic; NSW Health Pathology, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW

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.

Q fever following a tick bite

A man aged 41 years was brought to hospital with fever, sweats, headache, myalgia, arthralgia and increasing confusion of six days’ duration.