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Tick-borne Infectious Diseases in Australia

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The incidence of tick-related medical problems in Australia is largely unknown. Appropriate diagnostic tests are not always available. Of all tick-related diseases, only Q fever is notifiable. However, many patients present to their doctor after a tick bite. This module focuses on tick-borne infections, but also touches briefly on other medical problems caused by tick bites.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware that tick bites in Australia can lead to a variety of illnesses in patients, including infection, allergies, paralysis, autoimmune disease, post-infection fatigue and Australian multi-system disorder
  • List the three species of local ticks transmitting bacterial infection

Provider name

Medical Journal of Australia

Provider number

N/A

Type

Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

Duration

1h : 0m

CPD Points/Hours

Topic

Immune System Diseases

Audience

Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

Delivery
Title
Tick-borne Infectious Diseases in Australia
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Generalist, Infectious disease
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
1 hour
Price
Free
Location
Online
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