I’m a celebrity…get me out of here! Return to Australia ‘shaken’ as Q Fever cases rise

The celebrity is back..get me out of here! To the Australian jungle, cases of the infectious disease Q Fever have reportedly rocked the country.

The bacterial infection spreads from animal particles to humans and has doubled its usual transmission, with people in Queensland urged to vaccinate and wear a mask while mowing and gardening.

The disease is said to have worried the show’s chiefs, as the show was filmed in Springbrook National Park in the remote Gold Coast region of Queensland.

Bump in the Road: The Return of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! To the Australian jungle, cases of the infectious disease Q Fever have reportedly rocked the country

source said the sun: “ I’m A Celebrity’s return to Oz was very significant for ITV and was something fans of the show were very excited about. Another infectious disease is really the last thing ITV needs.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: “I’m a celebrity…get me out of here! Production will adhere to all necessary British and Australian government guidelines.”

Queensland Health has encouraged residents in the Wide Bay area north of Brisbane to get vaccinated against Q fever.

Down Under: The disease is said to have worried show bosses, as the show was filmed at Springbrook National Park in the remote Gold Coast of Queensland.

Down Under: The disease is said to have worried show bosses, as the show was filmed at Springbrook National Park in the remote Gold Coast of Queensland.

The rare bacterial disease causes fever, chills, “drowning” perspiration, severe headaches that are often more painful behind the eyes, muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, and significant weight loss.

Authorities have confirmed 11 cases of Q fever this year, twice the average transmission for this time period in the past five years.

The disease is transmitted by many animals including kangaroos, cattle, sheep and goats, a spokesperson for Wide Bay Health and Hospital Service, Chris McLoughlin, said.

Increased cases: Q fever is spread through animal particles, including from cows, kangaroos, and sheep, and can remain active in dirt and dust.

Increased cases: Q fever is spread through animal particles, including from cows, kangaroos, and sheep, and can remain active in dirt and dust.

“People become infected by inhaling droplets of bacteria or dust contaminated with birth fluids, feces or urine from infected animals,” he said. Postman.

Residents are advised to wear a P2 face mask when performing activities that could trigger disease particles, such as mowing and gardening.

It is rare for Q fever to be transmitted from person to person, but pets can carry the disease.

The ITV reality show is returning to the Australian jungle for the first time in three years after settling in Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return: Carol Vorderman is said to have lined up to appear in the upcoming movie I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!  spin off

Return: Carol Vorderman (left) and Helen Flanagan have reportedly lined up to appear in the upcoming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! spin off

The jungle camp setting is bigger and better than before, with Wild West-themed challenges building and the return of the famous interview shack.

The hastily built Wild West-style buildings on the site are surrounded by large trees and endless greenery.

Ropes are attached to several trees above a pool filled with dirty water – a challenge that’s sure to get the adrenaline pumping for celebrities.

The famous red hut, where celebrities take part in exit interviews and do their famous walk, also stands among the greenery.

ITV has confirmed that I’m A Celebrity will finally return to its usual home in the Australian jungle this fall for the latest installment of the long-running show.

Ant and Dec 12 are set to welcome a new celebrity to the Australian camp this November.

In a statement, ITV said: “Autumn also brings me a celebrity which makes a welcome return to ITV from the Australian jungle.”

The 2021 series saw Danny Miller crowned king of the castle, while Giovanna Fletcher was the first person to win the Welsh version of the show the previous year.

Fame Game: Other stars who were said to be contestants include fHappy Mondays member Sean Ryder, 59.

It's also rumored that star Gillian McKeith, 62, will be participating

Fame Game: Other stars said to be on the run include former You Are What You Eat star Gillian McKeith, 62 (right), and Happy Mondays band member Sean Ryder, 59 (left) (both pictured in 2010 at the offer)

This comes after it was reported that an episodic version of I’m A Celebrity from South Africa’s popular ITV show is slated to be filmed, running as a standalone show in addition to the usual annual event.

Myleene Klass and Paul Burrell are among the stars who are said to have lined up to appear on the upcoming edition of All-Star.

Television chiefs are said to be happy to strike deals with a number of stars, an insider told Mirror: “There are many who have not felt scarred from the whole experience to give it another chance with a bunch of different camp buddies.”

Channel bosses signed Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, to host the show.

It’s likely to air next summer, and Legendary contestants from the past will be competing, taking part in trials while they’re at camp.

A source told MailOnline: “The team behind I’m A Celebrity is doing a whole new job of the successful series featuring favorite and most beloved campmates from previous years.

Camp mates will experience and live in a camp environment, but with exciting new twists, and have a say in their destiny through a series of inner voices and challenges.

The cross side will not have any kind of public vote like in other chains.

A source told MailOnline: “The show still largely takes place in the world of I’m a Celebrity — campmates will be experimenting and living in a camp setting, but with new and exciting twists on the format.

“The camp owners will have a hand in their destiny through a series of internal voices and challenges.”

It is believed that the new offer will be a little shorter than two weeks instead of the usual three.

Q Fever Fast Facts

What is Q Fever?

Q fever is a disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii.

It is transmitted to humans from cattle, sheep, goats and a host of other domestic and wild animals.

Even people who have no contact with animals may be infected.

What are the symptoms?

Many infected people have no or few symptoms.

People who get sick often have severe flu-like illness.

Symptoms begin about 2-3 weeks after coming into contact with the bacteria and usually include:

  • High fever and chills
  • heavy sweating
  • Severe headache, often behind the eyes
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Extreme tiredness (tiredness).

Patients may also develop hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) or pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs).

Without treatment, symptoms can last 2-6 weeks.

About 10% of patients with acute Q fever develop an illness similar to chronic fatigue that can be very debilitating for years.

How does it spread?

People usually become infected by inhaling Q fever bacteria in the air or dust.

Cattle, sheep and goats are the main sources of infection, but a wide range of animals including domestic and feral dogs, cats, feral pigs, horses, rabbits, ferrets, foxes and native Australian wildlife can spread the bacteria to humans. Affected animals often have no symptoms.

The bacteria can be found in the placenta and birth fluids (in very large numbers), or in the urine, feces, blood or milk of animals infected with or carrying the bacteria.

Bacteria can live in soil and dust for many years and spread by wind for many kilometers.

You can get Q fever by:

  • Inhalation of bacteria in the air or dust
  • Direct contact with infected animal tissues or fluids on broken skin (such as cuts or needlestick injuries when working with infected animals)
  • Drink unpasteurized milk from infected cows, sheep and goats.

Who is at risk?

Workers in the following occupations are at risk of developing Q fever:

  • Slaughterhouse and meat workers
  • Livestock, dairy and farm workers
  • Shearing machines, wool sorting machines, leather and hide treatments
  • Livestock / fattening barn workers and transporters of animals, animal products and waste
  • Vets, veterinary nurses/assistants/students and others who work with veterinary specimens
  • Wildlife workers working with high-risk animals (including indigenous Australian wildlife)
  • College of Agriculture staff and students (working with high-risk animals)
  • Laboratory workers (working with bacteria or with high-risk veterinary specimens)
  • Animal shooters/hunters
  • Dog/cat breeders, and anyone who is regularly exposed to animals that are due to give birth
  • Persons whose work includes regular shearing in areas frequented by livestock or wild animals (eg council staff, golf course workers, or rural and rural shearing workers).

Other people at risk of developing Q fever include:

  • Family members of those who work in high-risk occupations (from contaminated clothing, shoes, or equipment)
  • People who live in or near a high-risk industry (eg nearby livestock farms, livestock ponds housing cattle/sheep/goats, meat factories, land enriched with untreated animal manure)
  • Visitors to high-risk environments (eg farms, slaughterhouses, animal yards, agricultural fairs)
  • Gardeners or gardeners in environments where dust is likely to be contaminated with animal urine, feces, or birth products, (eg lawn mowers).

How is it prevented?

  • Vaccination against the disease with Q-VAX
  • Wash your hands and arms well with soap and water after any contact with animals
  • Wear a properly fitted P2 mask and gloves and cover wounds with waterproof dressings when handling or disposing of animal products
  • Wearing a P2 mask is appropriate when mowing or gardening in areas with local livestock or animals
  • Wash animal urine, feces, blood and other bodily fluids from equipment and surfaces wherever possible
  • Remove and wash soiled clothing, coats, and shoes worn during high-risk activities in outdoor laundry areas.

source: NSW Health