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 - Flying-fox paralysis syndrome - south-east Qld & northern NSW - ongoing

Since December 2020, unusual clusters of flaccid paralysis have been identified in flying-foxes in south-east Qld and north-east NSW, particularly over the summer . To date, black,...
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Incident - Lorikeet paralysis syndrome NSW & Qld - ongoing

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome is a seasonal syndrome which has been occurring in eastern Australia for a number of years. In the summers of 2023-24 and 2019-20, there have been particularly high...
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Incident - Flying-fox pup mortalities - 2023

Beginning in late October there have been increased reports of flying-fox pup mortalities in multiple states. Pups have been found dead in various locations in NSW and Qld. The...
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Incident - Frog mortalities - 2021 onwards

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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Incident - Marine turtle strandings Qld - 2021-22

May 2022: There has been an increase in strandings of large, mature green sea turtles on the south-east and central coast of Qld since late 2021. Some of the turtles are presenting with...
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