Keith Adams, president of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA), has urged beef producers to contact their State Department of Health and push for the immediate rollout of funding so they are able protect themselves from the effects of Q-Fever. Q-Fever, which was first recognised in Australia in the 1930s, is a zoonosis (disease transmitted from animal and animal products to humans) of cattle, sheep, goats, rodents and their attendant ticks. The symptoms include fever, coughing, muscle pain and severe headaches. It is often misdiagnosed as influenza.