Disease caused by Perkinsus marinus

Perkinsus marinus is a protozoan that infects molluscs. Perkinsus marinus belongs to the phylum Dinoflagellata.

In Canada, Perkinsus marinus is a federally reportable disease. This means that anyone who owns or works with aquatic animals, who knows of or suspects Perkinsus marinus disease in the animals that they own or work with, is required by law to notify the CFIA.

Additional information

How do I get more information?

For more information about reportable diseases, visit the Aquatic Animal Health page, contact your local CFIA Animal Health Office, or your CFIA Area office:

  • Atlantic: 506-777-3939
  • Quebec: 514-283-8888
  • Ontario: 226-217-8555
  • West: 587-230-2200
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