Reportable Diseases

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Reportable diseases are outlined in the Health of Animals Act and Reportable Diseases Regulations and are usually of significant importance to human or animal health or to the Canadian economy. Animal owners, veterinarians and laboratories are required to immediately report the presence of an animal that is contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with one of these diseases to a CFIA district veterinarian.

Importation of animal pathogens

The importation and use of animal and zoonotic pathogens is regulated by the Health of Animals Act and Regulations. Import permits and facility certification can be obtained from the Biohazard Containment and Safety Division.

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