The facts about Q Fever

Q Fever is on the rise. Despite rarely causing clinical disease in animals, Q Fever can be transmitted from infected animals to humans.

Q Fever may be undiagnosed because it can have similar symptoms to the flu, such as muscle pains, headaches, nausea, fatigue, fever and chills. However, Q Fever can also have debilitating, long-term health consequences.

As well as negatively impacting on the individuals’ health, Q Fever also puts businesses and the livestock industry at risk.

Protect yourself, your family and your employees.

Get vaccinated against Q Fever.


For more information about Q Fever contact:

Catherine James or Kimberley Henman on 1300 882 833 or email

Your GP or health professional

Australian Q Fever Register on 1300 733 837 or visit

Q Fever facts from Seqirus

Department of Health and Human Services Infection disease surveillance

For media enquires please contact Sarah Martin on 1300 882 833 or email


Download elements of the Q Fever toolkit below:
Q Fever Fact Sheet
(Adobe PDF File)
Q Fever FAQs
(Adobe PDF File)
Q Fever worksite poster
(Adobe PDF File)