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Urgent message to all WIRES members:
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has notified WIRES of a potential new parasitic disease that is thought to be affecting Macropods in the Morisset area of NSW ( Hunter region).
At this stage it is not known how widespread the outbreak may be or it's zoonotic capabilities. Although WIRES is not licensed in the Morisset area we have been asked to urgently report any potential cases detected in the surrounding WIRES areas.
The information that we have at this time is patchy and DPI are working to undertake urgent pathology / toxicology and testing to identify the disease. According to DPI the animal ( macropod) may appear to be in good body condition but present as unwell and lethargic.
In the later stages of the disease bleeding from the eyes may be apparent and death will follow rapidly.
If an animal that presents in this way in the course of a WIRES rescue please report this immediately to the WIRES rescue office on ( 02) 8977 3309.
Please take all precautions and wear PPE when handling the animal to avoid possible exposure.
A copy of the Introduction to WHS and specific information regarding Zoonotic diseases can be found on the WHS tab of Carer HQ or by following this link
General Manager - WIRES
Member Renewals for 2014.
Please refer to your WIRES ID card and if the expiry is 31st March 2014, you will need to renew for 2014-15 or for three years to 2017.An email is being sent to all those who need to renew their membership this year. If you do not receive an email and your WIRES ID card shows an expiry date of 31st March 2014 please contact email@example.com with your correct email address.