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PED virus detected in Canadian province

Safety & Legislation

The Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation said that the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs, has been detected in a 400-head hog facility in Alberta.

Posted on Jan 11 ,14:20

PED virus detected in Canadian province

Alberta Pork has announced that this is the first-ever reported PED case in Alberta. The disease posses no threat to human health. Furthermore, the incident has not caused any food safety concerns, Alberta Pork says that pork products remain safe for consumption.

The first case of PED in Canada was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in January 2014 on a swine farm in Ontario. Since then, PED has also been reported in Manitoba, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.

The virus is spread by the fecal-oral route, with the most common source being infected feces coming onto a farm with various surfaces that can transmit the virus. In nursing pigs, PED can cause up to 100 per cent mortality.

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