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Pig virus enters US and spreads

Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Kim
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DENVER – Pork prices could increase in coming months because of a new virus that has migrated to the US, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported, according to The Associated Press. This disease, however, is not harmful to humans, and there is no evidence it affects pork products, said Dr. Nick Striegel, assistant state veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Agriculture…


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