5th case of pig virus confirmed

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Dale Carruthers, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:28 PM ET

LONDON, Ont. — Officials have confirmed a fifth case of a highly contagious pig virus in Ontario.

The Ontario Agriculture and Food Ministry confirmed the newest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) was found in Simcoe County, Ont., on Friday.

The latest confirmation of the deadly pig virus comes just days after the federal government announced it will allow importation of the PED vaccine for use in Canadian pig herds as a precautionary measure.

Though still in preliminary testing, pigs vaccinated with PED have developed antibodies against the virus.


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