The Australian Q Fever Register has been established by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to assist users to determine the Q Fever immune status of an individual, to prevent unnecessary testing, and to minimise the risk of exposing susceptible individuals to the organism in the workplace.
Registered organisations (primarily meat processors and medical practitioners) can check a persons status on the web, as well as submitting screening test and vaccination details to the Register. The Register data is stored on a 'live' database linked to the Internet to allow users to access completely up-to-date information.
The Register was developed and is managed by Ausvet on behalf of the industry. The operation of the Register is overseen by the Australian Q Fever Register Technical Management Committee, which is made up of representatives from: