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New virus kills piglets in Ohio
Ohio ranks 9th in the nation in pork production
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Sow and piglet. The smaller the animal the more vulnerable it is to the disease.
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“Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus.”  The first things to know about this new disease appearing in Ohio are:  yes…it is as nasty as it sounds; and no…it does not make people sick.  WKSU's Tim Rudell reports

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PEDV
...as veterinarians call it kills by dehydration and is 100% fatal to new piglets.  But larger animals tend to survive because the bigger they are the better than withstand fluid loss.

Exact source unknown
The disease was first seen in England in the 1970s and spread around the world; showing up in the U.S. last year, and here this year. Quinten Keeran Quinton Keeran of the Ohio Pork Council is with the Ohio Pork Council. “It does not affect humans in any way shape or form.  It cannot be spread to any other animal, livestock, et cetera.  And it’s not a food safety issue.  So the pork in the grocery store will not be affected by this and it will continue to be safe and healthy.”

Dealing with threat
Scientists at the U.S. Agriculture Department and Ohio State University say best practices for controlling the disease include frequent cleaning of hog pens and transportation equipment. 

Big business
Ohio has four thousand hog farms with an estimated annual economic impact of 800-million dollars.  


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