A deadly fish disease discovered for the first time in Canada in late August has now spread to the Bow River.

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A deadly fish disease discovered for the first time in Canada in late August has now spread to the Bow River, Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials confirmed Monday.

Whirling disease affects trout and salmon, and can cause infected fish to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.

After the bacteria was first detected in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park, officials began testing nearby waterways to see if the disease had spread.

They confirmed the presence of whirling disease in the upper Bow River, downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River within Banff National Park.

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A deadly fish disease discovered for the first time in Canada in late August has now spread to the Bow River.
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A deadly fish disease discovered for the first time in Canada in late August has now spread to the Bow River, Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials confirmed Monday.

Whirling disease affects trout and salmon, and can cause infected fish to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.

After the bacteria was first detected in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park, officials began testing nearby waterways to see if the disease had spread.

They confirmed the presence of whirling disease in the upper Bow River, downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River within Banff National Park.

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CANADA: Whirling disease. August 2016 - ongoingemerging2016-09-14
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