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British soldier sues Army over Q fever chronic fatigue

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46919853
     
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    https://www.forces.net/news/ex-soldier-loses-high-court-appeal-over-q-fever-battle-mod
     
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    Alison Hunter (a young Australian woman who died with ME/CFS after enduring abuse in hospital) was found to have Q fever.
     
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    It is hard to derive any detail from the report however it would be interesting to know more. It looks as though it was claimed that all troops in theatre should be treated with antibiotics as a prophylactic measure. It is not hard to see how such a claim could be dismissed.

    Is there not a question as to whether there should have been vaccination? A vaccine of some sort was developed at Fort Detrick in the 1960's and there seems to be a current vaccine licensed in Australia. Given that Coxiella burnetii was once considered as a bioweapon, and it might still be used as such, one wonders what consideration was given to vaccination.
     

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