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PED Still Spreading; SDCV Discovered
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 7, 2014 01:19 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Pork industry researchers are continuing to investigate the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus while the disease continues to spread across North America.

Specifically, researchers are keeping a close eye on variants of the existing PED virus and watching another newly discovered virus, swine deltacoronavirus (SDCV), which could be the next big issue the pork industry will have to deal with.

A PED case was discovered this week in Vermont, bringing the total number of states with the disease now to 28, according to Lisa Becton, director of swine health and research for the National Pork Board. PED ...

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