Almost half a million dollars has been committed to curbing cases of the serious, but lesser known, Q-Fever disease.
State government funding has been earmarked partly for research into improving vaccinations and into an education campaign.
Q-Fever is spread from animals to humans, and last year saw more than 200 people in New South Wales contract the disease.
Those working with animals are being encouraged to get vaccinated – the illness potentially putting patients on bed rest for a significant period of time.
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