Beissel family shares awareness of PCR test for Q fever

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated November 20 2018 - 11:39am, first published 11:00am
Cutting a very small figure in a big hospital bed, Beau Beissel was fighting for his life in the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in August.

A particular type of blood test known as a Polymerase Chain Reaction test has been credited with saving the life of a nine-year-old Roma boy with Q fever.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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