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).

Use the search bar to find information on wildlife health incidents. 

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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Australian bat lyssavirus in juvenile bats - 2015

One adult and three juvenile grey-headed flying foxes rescued from a NSW Central Coast flying fox roost on 9 November 2015 have tested positive for Australian bat lyssavirus. A NSW CVO...
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Bellinger River snapping turtle disease (virus) incident - 2015

A severe mortality event involving Bellinger River snapping turtles (Myuchelys georgesi) occurred with dead and dying turtles in February 2015. Over 430 turtles are estimated to have been affected...
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Bushfires 2019-20

Advice from Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) for Enhancing Australia’s Native Wildlife Bushfire Response identified by the WHA Bushfires Emergency Response Task Group and provided to the...
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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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