Alert: outbreak of fungal disease in Eastern Water dragons

Our colleagues at the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group have reported a scientific alert regarding an outbreak of a severe skin disease caused by a pathogenic fungus in wild eastern water dragons in Southeast Queensland.

This outbreak poses a serious threat to Australia's reptilian fauna.

Members of the public are requested to report sightings of any animals suspected of infection.

Full details of symptoms and contact details to advise sightings are available on the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group website.