Quebec has first case of deadly pig virus

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Dave Kaufman, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:01 PM ET

MONTREAL - Quebec's ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has announced the discovery of Quebec's first case of the deadly pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED).

PED is a virus that infects piglets and causes diarrhea, dehydration and sometimes death. If infected, nursing pigs suffer from a 100% mortality rate. Other ages of pigs are affected as well, but don't necessarily die.

Currently, there is no cure for PED, which affects pigs of all ages but poses no risk to humans or other animals.


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