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Whirling Disease

Scientific Name

Myxobolus cerebralis (CABI)

Common Name

Whirling disease

Native To
Date of U.S. Introduction

First discovered in Pennsylvania in 1958 (Hedrick et al. 1998)

Means of Introduction

Probably through imported trout (Hedrick et al. 1998)


Disease of trout and salmon (Hedrick et al. 1998)

Current U.S. Distribution

Western U.S.; Northeastern U.S.

Whirling disease - DOI, FWS
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Whirling Disease


Dr. Thomas L. Wellborn, Jr.

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