The Clinical Takeaway: Q fever – Indications for testing


In this episode:

– Prevaccination Screen
– Acute Q fever
– Post-acute Q fever monitoring (particularly where there is a risk of developing chronic infection)
– Investigation for chronic (focal persistent) infection Q fever
– Monitoring treatment for chronic Q fever (during and post-treatment relapse)




Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator


Total time: 27 mins


Guest: Dr Jenny Robson, Microbiologist; Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology’s, department of Microbiology and Molecular Pathology


Recommended Resources:


Q Fever National Guidelines for Public Health Laboratories
Sequiris (CSL)
Q Fever Register
QFIG – Q fever interest group: in evolution EOI email [email protected]



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