Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Whirling disease found in the Bow River in Banff National Park
More cases of whirling disease have been found in Banff National Park — this time in the Bow River, elevating concerns for southern Alberta’s fish populations.
On Monday, officials announced that the contagious disease was confirmed Sept. 7 in fish taken from the Bow River.
“For some samples taken at about four or five sites downstream of Bow Falls, between there and the east park boundary, we have positive results for whirling disease,” Bill Hunt, manager of resource conservation with Banff National Park, said in an interview Monday. “It indicates it’s in the Bow River.
“There were fish sampled from a number of locations.”
The latest results were announced earlier Monday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which monitors diseases that are important to aquatic health or the Canadian economy...http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/canada/whirling+disease+found+river+banff+national+park/13797034/story.html