Melioidosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which can affect animals and humans.
It is most common in tropical and subtropical regions, including northern Australia.
Western Australia has a reputation for producing healthy livestock free from diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, WA is working with the WA horticulture industry to respond to the detection of tomato potato psyllid, an exotic plant pest.
This is the first time the psyllid has been detected in Australia.
Pigeon rotavirus was first detected in Western Australia as a result of investigation of a disease outbreak in racing pigeons in May and June 2016. Clinical signs in affected birds include depression, vomiting, diarrhoea, regurgitation and hunched postures.