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 - 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 - 2011 onwards

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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Awareness - Zika virus - 2016

Zika virus is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. In humans it has caused sporadic disease in tropical areas inhabited by the mosquito vector (Aedes aegypti). In recent times, outbreaks of the...
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Incidents - Kangaroo mortality events

Mass mortality and morbidity events involving kangaroos occur across a number of states and territories, in some cases with a seasonal occurrence. Investigation may reveal a primary cause,...
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Incident - Bellinger River snapping turtle disease (virus) - 2015

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