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US: New strain of PEDv found

According to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a second strain of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has been detected.

The virus has swept through the US, detected in Iowa in April 2013. And to date have been confirmed in 23 US states and recently two cases have been confirm In Ontario, Canada. The main pork producing state in Canada.

Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory states that "Based on the data currently available, it appears unlikely that this strain is a mutant evolved from PEDV previously identified in US swine. Determination of the entire genome sequences of these new PEDVs are in progress and will help determine the origin of the viruses."

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