Deadly pig virus cases in US projected to surge after summer

June 19, 2014 11:30 AM

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Deadly pig virus cases in US projected to surge after summer

U.S. veterinarians are warning that outbreaks of a deadly pig virus will climb this autumn after a summertime hiatus, likely killing another 2.5 million pigs over the next 12 months and amplifying an increase in pork prices.

Concerns persist about the expected jump in infections of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) despite assurances from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday that the nation is likely "on the other side" of the disease due to approval of the first vaccine directly available to farmers...

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