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Whirling disease

Whirling disease is an infectious disease of finfish. It is caused by Myxobolus cerebralis. This is a protozoan in the Class Myxosporea.

In Canada, whirling disease is a federally reportable disease. This means that anyone who owns or works with aquatic animals, who knows of or suspects whirling disease in the animals that they own or work with, is required by law to notify the CFIA.

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