Q fever outbreak at meat processing plant in Melbourne's west
Updated about 7 hours ago

Authorities are investigating an outbreak of Q fever at a meat processing plant in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Five cases of the flu-like illness have been diagnosed at Vic Wide Meat Brokers at Laverton North.

The Department of Health and Human Services said it was investigating the cases with WorkSafe.

It said it was contacting anyone who may have visited the plant since late last year, as well as staff at similar businesses nearby to advise them to get vaccinated...