USDA Finds Probable PED Virus Source
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:57 AM CDT

CHICAGO (DTN) -- USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspections Service has narrowed down the possible way three swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) viruses, including porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), entered the country.

The agency's top suspect is contaminated flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC), it said in a report issued on Wednesday. The 1,000- to 3,000-pound reusable containers transport a wide variety of commodities including sand, soybeans, pet treats and feed.

APHIS investigated 17 possible causes of the viruses and found four that were possible.

FIBCs are the most plausible cause, APHIS said, because they are one of the only vehicles ...

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