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Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia

Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia

Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia FMD is endemic parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In May 2022 cases were confirmed in four Indonesian provinces. Australian animal health providers are on alert and the Australian Government is working to support Indonesia...
Potential cost of FMD outbreak in Australia

Potential cost of FMD outbreak in Australia

Potential cost of FMD outbreak in Australia The cost of a FMD outbreak to Australia could be anywhere between $5 billion (if small and contained) to $50 billion (if it involves multiple states). Early detection of a disease incursion helps limit the impact on...
Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia

Lumpy Skin Disease reaches Indonesia Lumpy Skin Disease is a serious threat to Australia’s cattle herd and export markets. Cases were confirmed on the Indonesia island of Sumatra in March 2022. Early detection and reporting is critical to containment of this...
Hendra virus facts and resources

Hendra virus facts and resources

Hendra virus facts and resources Hendra virus can produce life-threatening illness in horses and humans: to date about 80% of infected horses and 60% of infected people have died. Above: Oedematous lung from an HeV case (similar to the pathology caused by African...
African horse sickness in south-east Asia

African horse sickness in south-east Asia

African horse sickness in south-east Asia African horse sickness is exotic to Australia – but was diagnosed for the first time in southeast Asia in 2020. If it reaches our shores it has the potential to cause high mortality rates in horses as well as having...