Zoonotic disease risk - feral pigs


Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that can pass from animals to humans. People in direct contact with animals or animal products are most at risk of contracting a zoonotic disease.

In Australia, feral pigs can carry a number of zoonotic diseases, including Brucella suis infection, leptospirosis and Q fever.

Topics include:

  • Brucella suis infection
  • Leptospirosis
  • Q fever
  • Prevention


Factsheet 1263 Second Edition

Published: 22 Aug 2017