Recognising exotic diseases of birds


Exotic diseases are infectious diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Exotic diseases are notifiable under New South Wales (NSW) legislation. This means that there is a legal obligation to notify authorities if you know or suspect that an animal has one of these diseases.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Indicators of exotic diseases of birds
  • Avian influenza
  • Newcastle disease
  • Duck virus hepatitis
  • Fowl typhoid


Primefact 1447 Second Edition

Published: Jul 2017