The presence of a disease, that causes ganglioneuritis, was first confirmed in early 2006, following reports of unusually high mortality rates from several Victorian abalone aquaculture farms in late 2005. In May 2006 the disease was detected in wild populations, in southwest Victoria. Its presence has since been confirmed as far east as Cape Otway, and west as far as the Discovery Bay Marine Park. To report any signs of the disease please contact the DPI Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Please note that the disease poses no known or likely threats to human health.
Informational video on the abalone disease and biosecurity control measures
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