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Psittacosis – Ornithosis
Psittacosis (sometimes called ornithosis or parrot disease or parrot fever) is an infection of the lung (pneumonia) caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila. Read...
March 21, 2014
Lyssavirus
Thankfully Lyssavirus is a rare disease in Australia and only three human deaths have been recorded since it was discovered in 1996. Read more...
March 21, 2014
Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the Leptospira bacteria.  People can catch Leptospirosis when they come in contact with the urine or birth products from...
March 21, 2014
Hendra virus
Hendra virus (HeV) is a rare, zoonotic virus (a virus transmitted to humans from animals). It is spread by fruit bats and passed from sick horses to humans....
March 21, 2014
Hand washing
Washing your hands is one of the simplest, yet most effective, things you can do to protect your health and the health of others. Farmers come in contact with...
March 21, 2014
Anthrax
Anthrax is a bacterial disease that targets sheep, cattle and other hoofed herbivores (grass eating animals) like goats and horses.
March 21, 2014
Sheep and shearing
Sheep and shearing can create many hazards for farm workers. Careful planning of working areas can avoid many mishaps. Read more...
March 21, 2014
Children and animals
Children get great enjoyment from farm life and naturally gravitate towards animals. However, animals can cause injuries and children need to be taught the...
March 21, 2014
Animal handling
Animals are unpredictable. Cattle, pigs, horses and sheep should be treated with caution at all times. Keep a fence or barrier between you and the animals;...
March 21, 2014
Anger
Anger is an emotion that we all experience. However, this powerful emotion can be destructive and lead to violence if it isn’t controlled. Read more...
March 20, 2014
Wood fires and breathing problems
Wood fire smoke can pollute the air with carbon monoxide – an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that, once ingested, can cause confusion, headaches,...
March 20, 2014
Farmer’s lung or Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Farmer’s lung is a serious respiratory condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It affects people whose immune system is sensitive to fungal...
March 20, 2014