This technical report has just been made available to the public. The report was prepared by the CCWHC at the request of Environment Canada. It provides summaries of 28 wildlife diseases and pathogens in Canada that are noteworthy with respect to national ecological status and trends, wildlife conservation and human health concerns.
Since mid-August, dead fish and birds have been appearing on the beaches in Nottawasaga Bay in southeastern Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. An estimated 200 or more sturgeon, as well as whitefish and other species, have washed up on shore. Diagnostic tests on the one sturgeon examined were inconclusive, but were suggestive of a bacterial infection.
The second of two national workshops to review the management of Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada was held in Saskatoon on 5-6 April 2011. The report from this workshop, entitled A Proposal for Canada's National Chronic Wasting Disease Control Strategy (2011), now is available for download as a PDF file from the following site: Download Report.