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.

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Incident - Bellinger River snapping turtle disease (virus) - 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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Incident - Bushfires 2019-20

Advice from Wildlife Health Australia 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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Incident - mortalities in flying-foxes - 2016-17

From September 2016, there were reports of increased numbers of sick and orphaned flying-foxes, as well as adult mortalities, at camps distributed along the eastern seaboard of Australia....
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Incident - Paramyxovirus in pigeons

Pigeon paramyxovirus (avian paramyxovirus-1) has been detected in loft pigeons and free-ranging feral pigeons in Victoria and NSW and domestic pigeons in Tasmania, Western Australia and...
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Incident - sick and dead grey-headed and black flying-foxes - 2019

September 2019: There have been reports of a significant number of sick and dead grey-headed and black flying-foxes on the north coast of NSW and south-east to central...
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