By Rod Nickel
WINNIPEG, Manitoba Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:29pm EST
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The piglet-killing Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has spread to a second Canadian farm, government officials said on Monday.
A laboratory test confirmed the virus in a barn near Chatham-Kent, Ontario, and another possible case is under investigation in the same area, said Greg Douglas, the Canadian province’s chief veterinary officer.
“We still are under the impression that there are strategies to help mitigate, slow the spread of this virus in Ontario,” he said. “However, the confirmed case, the second case, and the third under suspicion, does change the situation, the reality.”