Australian Animal Health Status

The table below lists the status of different diseases in Australia, it has been taken from the Animal Health Australia web page on the 20th of August 2018.

 

The complete table including other species can be found here

 

 

Disease Status Date of last occurrence and notes Additional information
Multiple-species diseases
Anthrax Present Limited distribution http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#anthrax
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Bluetongue Virus present Restricted to specific northern areas of Australia. Sentinel herd and vector monitoring programs are in place. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/disease-surveillance/national-arbovirus-monitoring-program/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Epizootic haemorrhagic disease Virus present Disease has not been reported http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Equine encephalomyelitis (eastern) Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Heartwater Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Infection with Aujeszky's disease virus Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Infection with Brucella abortus Free Australia declared freedom in all terrestrial animal species in 1989. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with Brucella melitensis Free Never occurred in terrestrial animals. http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/ /
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with Brucella suis Serological evidence Maintained in feral pigs in parts of New South Wales and Queensland. Rare occurrence in domestic pigs. Sporadic detections in pig hunting dog however this is not OIE notifiable. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.health.gov.au
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with Echinococcus granulosus Present   http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/cda-pubs-cdi-2001-cdi2504-cdi2504c17.htm
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
Infection with foot-and-mouth disease virus Free 1872. Australia is officially recognised by the OIE as free without vaccination. http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#footandmouth-disease
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with rabies virus Free 1867 http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#rabies
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-rabies-consumer-info.htm
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with Rift Valley fever virus Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with rinderpest virus Free 1923. With the global eradication of rinderpest finalised in 2011, all countries are free. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/disease-information-summaries/
Infection with Trichinellaspp. Not reported Trichinella spiralis is not present. T. pseudospiralis is present in wildlife. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.health.gov.au
Japanese encephalitis Serological evidence Detected seasonally in Torres Strait and on Cape York in 1998 and 2004. http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
New World screw-worm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax) Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#screwworm-fly
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Old World screw-worm fly (Chrysomya bezziana) Free Never occurred http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/disease-surveillance/screw-worm-fly/
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/australia/naqs/naqs-target-lists/screw-worm-fly
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Paratuberculosis Present National control and management programs are in place. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://edis.animalhealthaustralia.com.au
http://nahis.animalhealthaustralia.com.au
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Q fever Present   http://www.qfever.org
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi31suppl.htm~cda-cdi31suppl-3.htm~cda-cdi31suppl-3l.htm 
http://www.oie.int/for-the-media/animal-diseases/animal-disease-information-summaries/
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi) Free Never occurred http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#surra
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/technical-disease-cards/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Tularaemia Present Two human cases reported in Tasmania in 2011, detected in archived samples Tasmanian ringtail possums sampled in 2002. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
West Nile fever Australian variants present A previously unknown Australian strain of West Nile virus was identified following an outbreak of neurological disease in horses in 2011. No cases were reported in 2017. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan /
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Cattle diseases
Bovine anaplasmosis Present Transmission mainly in areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine babesiosis Present Transmission mainly in areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable 
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis Present   http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Free Never occurred. The National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Freedom Assurance Program includes surveillance. Australia has official OIE `negligible risk’ status. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal#bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/disease-surveillance/tse-freedom-assurance-program/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Bovine tuberculosis Free Australia declared freedom in 1997; the last case in any species was reported in 2002. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Bovine viral diarrhoea Present Bovine viral diarrhoea virus 1 (BVDV-1) is present; BVDV-2 has never occurred. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Enzootic bovine leucosis The dairy cattle herd is free. Very low prevalence in beef cattle. Australian dairy herd achieved freedom on 31 December 2012. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Haemorrhagic septicaemia Free Never occurred. Strains of Pasteurella multocida are present, but not the 6b or 6e strains that cause haemorrhagic septicaemia. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis / infectious pustular vulvovaginitis Present Bovine herpesvirus (BHV) – 1.2b is present; BHV-1.1 and BHV-1.2a have never occurred. http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoidesSC (contagious bovine pleuropneumonia) Free 1967. Australia declared freedom in 1973 and is officially recognised by the OIE as free. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/notifiable
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Wahidhome/Home
Lumpy skin disease Free Never occurred http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/emergency-animal-disease/ausvetplan/
Theileriosis Free Theileria parva and T. annulata are not present http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Trichomonosis Present   http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/
Trypanosomosis (tsetse borne) Free Never occurred http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/oie-listed-diseases-2018/