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.


Lorikeet paralysis syndrome NSW & Qld

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome is a seasonal syndrome which has been occurring in eastern Australia for a number of years. In the summer of 2019-2020, there was a particularly high number...
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Marine turtle strandings in Qld

May 2022: There has been an increase in strandings of large, mature green sea turtles on the south-east and central coast of Queensland since late 2021. Some of the turtles are presenting...
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Mortality event in flying-foxes 2016-17

Spring/Summer 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...
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Neurological syndrome 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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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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