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First Case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Confirmed in Vermont

State Urges Swine Owners to Tighten On-Farm Disease Prevention Practices

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is reporting the first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the state. The positive diagnosis occurred on a swine operation in Rutland County on March 26th, 2014.

PEDv is a coronavirus that affects pigs only and is similar to Transmissible Gastroenteritis.  It does not make people sick and it does not affect other species of livestock.  PEDv does not affect pork safety and pork remains completely safe to eat.

Read the full press release for more information: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/news//state_urges_swine_owners_to_tighten_on_farm_disease_prevention