Q Fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. Reservoir animals include sheep, cattle, goats, cats and dogs. It is transmitted to humans by inhaling dust contaminated by infected animals’ urine, milk, feces and other fluids or by direct contact with these contaminated items. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, weakness and muscle pain.
PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections
This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion.