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In early 2022, Japanese encephalitis was detected in piggeries in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Japanese encephalitis is category 1 restricted matter.

Under Queensland legislation, if you suspect the presence of this disease in any species of animal, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.