The Bow River watershed has been declared infected with whirling disease and the Province of Alberta a buffer zone.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's declaration  covers all streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the Bow River.

The ongoing objective, for wild fish populations, is detection and where possible containment.

There are no human health concerns for people using the bodies of water that contain whirling disease or eating the fish that have contracted this disease.

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