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

High pathogenicity avian influenza H5N1 clade has caused ongoing outbreaks of disease in wild birds from 2021, throughout much of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Mortalities have...
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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 have been particularly high...
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Incident - Flying-fox pup mortalities - 2023

Beginning in late October there have been increased reports of flying-fox pup mortalities in multiple states. Pups have been found dead in various locations in NSW and Qld. The...
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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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