Alberta Pork has reported a second confirmed case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Alberta.

This disease which causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs  was confirmed for the first time in the province back in January on a 400 head-hog operation.

On Thursday, February 21, Alberta Pork said on their website this second case was contracted on a 600-head farrow-to-finish hog operation.

They say provincial stakeholders have been working closely together and have not yet determined a source.

The group also reports it’s uncertain whether these two cases are related.

PED affects pigs but poses no risk to human health, and these incidents have not raised any food safety concerns.


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