Agriculture officials in Canada announced four new cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDV, bringing the total number of cases to nine confirmed cases since the beginning of May. National Hog Farmer magazine reports Manitoba Pork, the Provinces Pork Association, will hold a telephone town hall for producers Friday to discuss biosecurity protocols aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. Federal agriculture officials are investing the confirmed cases. The two latest farms where the virus was confirmed are located in southeast Manitoba, nearby other farms with the virus. Meanwhile, Ontario reached 100 PEDV cases this spring, while over 3,000 sites in the United States have tested positive for the virus between June 5, 2014, and April 27, 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.
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