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Annually notifiable diseases

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In general, annually notifiable diseases are present in Canada, but are not classified as reportable or immediately notifiable. For those diseases listed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties (OIE)), Canada must submit a biannual report to the WOAH indicating their occurrence.

All veterinary laboratories are required to comment on Canada's report to the WOAH, when requested.

Annually notifiable diseases (for laboratories only) are:

You can submit a question or comment by e-mail to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Section.

Importation of animal pathogens

The importation and use of animal and zoonotic pathogens is regulated by the Health of Animals Act and Regulations. Import permits and facility certification can be obtained from the Biohazard Containment and Safety Division.

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