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.


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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Flying-fox paralysis syndrome - South East Qld & northern NSW

Since December 2020, unusual clusters of flaccid paralysis have been identified in flying-foxes in South East Queensland and North East NSW, particularly over the summer months. To date, black,...
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Freshwater turtle disease notification

March 2021: A virus, previously identified as the cause of death of a large proportion of critically endangered Bellinger River snapping turtle population in 2015, has been detected in a...
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Freshwater turtle skin disease notification

October 2021: The fungus Nannizziopsis barbatae was detected in two wild freshwater turtles with skin disease found earlier this year in the Sydney region. This fungus has...
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Frog mortality event notification

UPDATE July 2022: Over the last few weeks there has been a recurrence of reports of sick and dead frogs in eastern Australia, similar to those seen in 2021. An article was published about...
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