Incident Information

Information is available on a number of current wildlife health incidents in Australia, as well as selected long-term health investigations and historic wildlife health incidents. Detailed information is available in the national electronic Wildlife Health Information System (eWHIS).

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Some recent incidents of national interest have been supplied as quick links in the side menu.


High pathogenicity avian influenza information - H5N1 global outbreak

For information on the HPAI H7 outbreaks in poultry in Victoria, NSW and the ACT, see HPAI H7 in poultry in Vic, NSW and ACT - May & June 2024. High pathogenicity avian influenza H5N1 clade...
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High pathogenicity avian influenza H7 outbreaks in poultry, Victoria, NSW and ACT - May & June 2024

Investigation of poultry illness and deaths in Victoria, in May-June 2024 and in NSW and ACT in June 2024, detected several different high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) viruses, strain...
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WHA HPAI risk mitigation toolboxes

The toolboxes are guidance documents focussing on prevention and preparedness for HPAI. They are targeted to those who manage wildlife populations and those who provide care to wildlife in...
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Incident - Flying-fox paralysis syndrome - south-east Qld & northern NSW - ongoing

Since December 2020, unusual clusters of flaccid paralysis have been identified in flying-foxes in south-east Qld and north-east NSW, particularly over the summer . To date, black,...
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Incident - Lorikeet paralysis syndrome NSW & Qld - ongoing

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome is a seasonal syndrome which has been occurring in eastern Australia for a number of years. In the summers of 2023-24 and 2019-20, there were particularly high numbers...
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