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Assessing the Threat of Whirling Disease

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on December 2, 2008

Risk Assessments May Help Control Spread of Whirling Disease in rainbow trout and other salmonids:

There are no effective ways to control the disease once it’s introduced. This makes it important, researchers say, to identify the most vulnerable river systems and take all the necessary steps, including public education efforts, to prevent it from becoming established.

“Some river systems in Colorado and Montana have lost 90 percent of their rainbow trout, and because of that fishery managers take this issue very seriously,” said Jerri Bartholomew, an OSU associate professor of microbiology.

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