Whirling Disease

On July 27,2015, whirling disease was confirmed in rainbow trout collected from Watauga River in Watauga County - the first occurrence of the disease in North Carolina. For the most current information check the NC Wildlife Resources Commission web page on whirling disease here:




Additional information will be provided as test results and more data about whirling disease in North Carolina become available.


Photo Credit: Barry Nehring, Aquatic Wildlife Researcher (retired), Colorado Division of Wildlife.