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.


Alert - African swine fever and feral pigs - 2023

Members of the wildlife community should be alert to signs of disease in Australian feral pigs.  African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease of feral and domestic pigs. It has...
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Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia

Australia was previously believed to be free of Ehrlichia canis. During 2020, the organism was detected in Australian dogs for the first time in northern Western Australia and the Northern...
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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus)

Documents developed by WHA and links to other resources on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus).

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Flying-fox paralysis syndrome - South East Qld & northern NSW

Since December 2020, unusual clusters of flaccid paralysis have been identified in flying-foxes in South East Queensland and North East NSW, particularly over the summer months. To date, black,...
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Foot-and-mouth disease information

Foot-and-mouth disease is not present in Australia. However outbreaks of FMD have recently been reported in livestock in Indonesia including Bali. Foot-and-mouth disease is a nationally...
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