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Published May 01, 2014, 09:38 AM

USDA: Unclear if incidence of killer piglet virus has peaked

It is unclear whether the incidence of a deadly virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the U.S. in the past year has peaked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist says.

By: Reuters,

It is unclear whether the incidence of a deadly virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the U.S. in the past year has peaked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist says.

“To say whether it has peaked or not — I don’t know,” USDA’s Joseph Glauber says.

USDA is still working with state agencies and industry groups on details of the mandatory reporting protocols for the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) that were announced on April 18, Glauber says

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