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.


Incident - Fungal skin disease (Nannizziopsis) in free-living Eastern water dragons southeast Qld

A severe, proliferative skin disease, caused by a fungus, has been detected in free-living reptiles in WA, NSW and Qld.  The disease has been confirmed in focal outbreaks and the causative...
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Incident - Wobbly possum disease (nidovirus) in brushtail possums Tasmania

Ongoing: Brushtail possums presenting with neurological signs are being investigated in Tasmania. Signs in affected possums include docility, out during daylight, difficulty climbing, gait...
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Incident - Canine ehrlichiosis in Australia - 2020

Australia was free of Ehrlichia canis. During 2020, the organism was detected in Australian dogs for the first time in northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The disease...
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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 - 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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