ARCHIVED - Confirmed detections of whirling disease – Alberta 2016

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Parks Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks are working closely together to determine the appropriate disease control response to the detection of whirling disease in Alberta.

Please see the notice to industry about the zoning of Alberta for whirling disease and permit requirements.

Locations infected with whirling disease
Date confirmed Location
2016-12-23 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (upstream from Wildcat Island)
2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island)
2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of Jumping Pound Creek and the Bow River)
2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island)
2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Mitford)
2016-12-06 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Willow Island)
2016-12-06 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Johnson Island)
2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016-11-29 City of Calgary – Elbow River (downstream from the Glenmore Reservoir)
2016-11-29 City of Calgary – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River)
2016-11-29 Rocky View County - Jumpingpound Creek (upstream stream from the confluence of Jumpingpound Creek and the Bow River)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016-11-17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016-11-17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016-11-17 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Harvie Heights)
2016-11-17 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Harvie Heights)
2016-11-17 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from Harvie Heights)
2016-11-17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016-11-17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016-10-26 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016-10-26 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016-10-21 Banff National Park – Redearth Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Redearth Creek)
2016-10-21 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016-10-17 Banff National Park – Healy Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Healy Creek)
2016-10-06 Rocky View County – Lott Creek (upstream from the confluence of Lott Creek and the Elbow River)
2016-10-04 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Spray River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Spray River)
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Cascade Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Cascade River and Cascade Creek)
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Carrot Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Cascade River and Carrot Creek)
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Tunnel Mountain)
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Lower Cascade River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River)
2016-09-26 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Carrot Creek)
2016-09-07 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River)
2016-08-23 Banff National Park – Johnson Lake

Additional detections of whirling disease from the ongoing sampling and testing do not mean the disease is spreading. Whirling disease may have been present for several years. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will determine the need for any further disease declarations on the status of whirling disease when the complete results of this year's surveillance plan sampling and testing have been received.

The Parks Canada web site provides information about whirling disease related restrictions or requirements in Banff National Park.

The Alberta Environment and Parks web site provides information about whirling disease related restrictions or requirements in the Province of Alberta.

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